Giovedì, 20 Settembre 2018
ROME

Soccer: Del Piero will still cheer for Juve - from Sydney

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(ANSA) - Rome, September 5 - Alessandro Del Piero says
he'll still cheer for his former Juventus team even though he
will now play for Australian club Sydney FC.
"This will be a period of major changes, but I will
continue to cheer for the team with which I spent 19 years," Del
Piero said Wednesday after announcing he has signed with the
Sydney club for two years.
After Juventus let the 19-year veteran go in June, Del
Piero ruled out playing for another team in Italy.
Instead, he said Wednesday, he is on his way to a new
adventure in Australia.
He thanked all of his supporters, his close friends, and
family.
And while he wouldn't name names, Del Piero said he had
been courted by soccer squads all over the world, and
"thoroughly analyzed" the many offers he said he received.
"It has been fun to jump from one place to another in my
mind, but now the jumping is over and my new adventure begins,"
said Del Piero, adding he will now be 'Australian'.
During his time with the Turin side, Del Piero helped them
to win six Serie A titles, an Italian Cup, a Champions League
crown and an Intercontinental Cup.
He also led the team's return to the top flight after the
2006 involvement in the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal and
helped Italy win the 2006 World Cup.

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