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Pirlo to quit Azzurri after World Cup

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Veteran playmaker Andrea Pirlo on Thursday revealed his intention to quit international football after next year's World Cup. 

Juventus' midfielder Andrea Pirlo controls the ball during a UEFA Champions League match at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on April 10, 2013. Pirlo on Thursday revealed his intention to quit international football after next year's World Cup.

"In 2014 I will finish with the national team. I think the World Cup will be my last outing in the blue shirt. The young players need to be given their chance," said the Juventus midfielder, who was outstanding during Italy's run to the Euro 2012 final but will be 35 by the time of next year's World Cup in Brazil.

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