After the possibility of winning the title has all but disappeared following Juventus’ great run of form in 2015, Roma are left with the possibility of confirming a second spot finish once again. This has been under threat over the last few weeks, as Lazio have closed the gap on the second spot.
Roma suffered a major disappointment in the Italian Serie A title race after managing only a 1-1 draw with Hellas Verona in the latest league match. Francesco Totti gave Roma the lead after 26 minutes with a stunning strike that reminded of the striker’s best.
Francesco Totti came off from the bench during As.Roma’s 1-0 win over Genoa and as the iconic player was just about to enter the playing grounds, Seydou Keita came up to Totti and attempted to give him the captaincy armband but Totti denied it and a video of this incident has gone viral.
Former French international Franck Ribery has been urged to make a return to international football by legend Zinedine Zidane, who says that a player at the peak of his powers should not consider turning his back on the international team.
The Bayern Munich winger announced his retirement from international football after the World Cup. He was set to take part in the competition before a late injury forced him to withdraw. Ribery’s time with the national team has been met with numerous off the field incidents that have damaged the reputation of the national team.
French international Franck Ribery has said that he has definitely played his last match at international level. The future of the Bayern Munich winger at international level has been highly speculated in recent weeks. After missing out on the World Cup 2014 due to an injury at the last moment, Ribery has been expected to come back to the international fold for the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. However, the 31-year-old surprised many by announcing his international retirement.
Franck Ribery suffered a major disappointment just before the World Cup 2014 after being ruled out of the tournament. This completed an indifferent last 12 months for the Frenchman, who came close to winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or award only to see Cristiano Ronaldo win the title. Even though he won the Bundesliga and the German Cup with Bayern Munich, he was not happy with the game time he received last season. Ribery was one of the players was constantly rotated, as Guardiola tried to find out the best position, in his system, for the 30-year-old.
Former Italy captain Francesco Totti has stated that he expects Italy to go to the latter stages of the World Cup 2014 and possible win the tournament. Ahead of the match with England, there is a lot of expectations from Italy. They reached the final of the Euro 2012 where they were beaten by Spain. Since then, Cesare Prandelli has introduced a number of younger players into the team and they are believed to be slightly stronger than before. Even though they are in a difficult group containing Uruguay and England, Totti believes that they can win the tournament.