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Pirlo considers returning to Italian team

Italy's veteran midfielder Andrea Pirlo says he could reverse his decision to retire from international football. The 35-year-old announced before the World Cup that he would call time on his career in national colours after the tournament in Brazil.

But following the Azzurri's disappointing group-stage exit, the Juventus playmaker admitted he could yet play on.

Speaking to reporters on the team's return to Milan on Thursday morning, Pirlo said: "If the new national coach thinks he needs me, I will happily remain available."

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