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Following Italy‘s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Roma stalwart Daniele De Rossi introduced his retirement from worldwide soccer.

“My journey right here ends. It is unhappy to assume this was the final time I’ll put on these colors. However I could not be extra happy with the journey, everybody I’ve performed alongside,” De Rossi stated Monday.

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The circumstances might’ve been higher. De Rossi, 34, was an unused substitute because the Azzurri drew Sweden Zero-Zero in Milan, that means Italy misplaced 1-Zero on mixture and was denied a World Cup berth for the primary time since 1958. The scapegoat for Italy’s efficiency throughout World Cup qualification is undoubtedly Gian Piero Ventura, and on one event De Rossi appeared to disagree together with his nationwide workforce supervisor’s choices when he appeared to gesture for Napoli ahead Lorenzo Insigne‘s introduction from the bench.

De Rossi calls time on his Italy profession with a World Cup winners medal from 2006 and eight event appearances total, together with the 2 Confederations Cup jaunts. He’s additionally fourth on Italy’s look listing with 117 caps.