From: Diabolik on 11 Jul 2010 02:21
Baggio for president of the FIGC's technical committee!
Azzurri legend Roberto Baggio is set to return to international football as
part of the Italian Football Federation's overhaul following a woeful World
Reports in Italy suggest that Baggio, who retired in 2004, would take up the
position of president of the FIGC's technical committee and would be
responsible for player development.
And the 43-year-old's agent has confirmed Baggio will hold talks with
federation president Giancarlo Abete in the upcoming days to thrash out the
"Roberto has decided to make himself available, it represents a great step
forwards towards his return to the world of football," Vittorio Petrone told
Baggio scored 27 goals in 56 appearances for Italy, and is the only Azzurri
player ever to score in three World Cups. He led the Azzurri to the World
Cup final in 1994, scoring five goals in the knockout stages, but infamously
missed the final spot-kick in the penalty shootout against Brazil.
The playmaker enjoyed a glittering 22-year career with a number of clubs
including both Milan teams, Juventus and Fiorentina.
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