Cannavaro leaves football

10th July, 2011 | Posted by Football Info

Exactly five years ago in Germany, Fabio Cannavaro lifted the World Cup over his head. Today, the 37-year-old ex-captain of Italy national team announced his retirement, saying that: “It wasn’t an easy task. Everyone says that sooner or later the moment comes. When it comes, one just should put it up.”
In 2006 Cannavaro helped “Azzurri” to win the gold of World Championship, after which he was awarded the “Golden Ball”. Because of chronic knee injury, the veteran, having 136 matches in the international arena, now is forced to hang up his boots.”During the holidays I tried to recover. But being in Miami, I realized all of a sudden that I feel pain, even during a light jog. I understand that can not continue more,” – said double champion of Europe among young people at a press conference in Dubai. It was here that he spent last season, protecting the color of “Al-Ahly.”
July 9, 2006 – exactly five years ago – the defender became a world champion in Berlin. He soon went to Real Madrid, with who won the “premier” twice and won the Spanish Super Cup. In 2009, Cannavaro returned to “Juventus” and next summer went to “Al-Ahly.” The veteran had 113 games in club tournaments under the auspices of UEFA.

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