Antonio Cassano has laughed off reports of international retirement. “I want to continue with the Nazionale at least until the 2014 World Cup.”
The Milan forward almost had to end his career last year when he suffered an ischemic stroke and required surgery to correct the congenital heart defect.
He returned to the field in April and was able to play a major part in taking Italy to the Euro 2012 Final.
Rumours emerged this week that the 30-year-old was ready to hang up his Azzurri boots after that tournament.
“I want to continue with the Nazionale at least until the 2014 World Cup,” replied Cassano on the official Milan website.
He is not part of the Italy squad to face England on Wednesday evening, as Coach Cesare Prandelli is trying out a host of new faces in Berne.
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