Francesco Totti would consider return to Italy squad for World Cup
Francesco Totti has admitted he would be open to a call-up to the Italy squad for the World Cup.
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 20/03/14 4:08pm
The 37-year-old quit the international scene in 2007, but a return to the fold has been mooted on previous occasions.
There have been calls for current Italy coach Cesare Prandelli to take Totti to Brazil this summer after his sparkling form for Roma this season.
Totti, who helped Italy win the World Cup in 2006, admits he would be proud to be part of his country's squad, but that any decision would rest on his fitness.
"If Prandelli were to call me then I would be proud," Totti told Sky Sport Italia.
"I'd be happy, because the World Cup at Brazil would not come around again for me.
"But, I've always said that I will have to see how I am physically, if I would be alright or not. That's the main thing.
"I hope that the national team can get to the final. They have the ability to do well, then Italy have increasingly come close to the semi-finals, so we hope it bodes well."