Wednesday October 16 2013
Toni on World Cup chances…

Veteran Verona striker Luca Toni is thinking about a possible international recall for the 2014 World Cup.

The attacker, 36, has started the season well with the Stadio Bentegodi outfit and there have been suggestions that he could be a shock contender for Brazil next summer.

“We’ll have to see what kind of performances I can put in during the rest of the season,” Toni told Rai Due.

“However, a lot will depend on the choices of boss Cesare Prandelli who is taking forward a project with a squad which is already well formed.”

Prandelli has recently insisted that his doors for selection are open to everybody who is eligible for a call-up.

Toni was the Serie A Week 1 headline maker as his brace saw the newly promoted Gialloblu beat Milan 2-1.

The 2006 World Cup winner has scored 16 goals in 47 caps for the Azzurri, but he hasn’t played for his country in over four years.

His last appearance came in the 2009 Confederations Cup defeat to Brazil. His last goal was against Greece in a November 2008 friendly.

Verona boss Andrea Mandorlini suggested earlier this month that the centre-forward did deserve consideration.