Cesare Prandelli says he will not rule out recalling Francesco Totti to the Italy squad for World Cup 2014, if he can remain fit.
The Roma forward already has 58 caps for his country, but his national team coach is open to the idea of a recall – even though the player officially retired in 2007.
“If we qualify for the World Cup then I’ll take a look at what shape he is in,” the 55-year-old coach told reporters.
“He is proving to be in exceptional physical condition,” Prandelli said.
Italy are top of Group B in their bid for World Cup 2014 qualification and Prandelli says he has picked his best possible squad for their friendly against Brazil.
“At the moment I do not see players stronger than those who are here at this time.”