At 36 and after 106 matches with the Azzurri shirt, Giorgio Chiellini he made it, finally will be the captain of the national team in the European expedition this summer (HERE Roberto Mancini’s summons).
From the challenge against the Turkey which will open the event on 11 June, Juventus number 3 will wear the armband.
It is not easy to get the highest rank within the Azzurri squad: you need consistency of performance at the highest level, many years of experience and leadership. For this, Chiellini will only be the sixth (if you don’t consider Del Piero’s only presence as captain at Euro 2008 against Romania) to wear the armband in the ten participations of the National team in the European Championship. Who were the other five?
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