Tuesday August 11 2015
Balzaretti to announce retirement

Roma’s Federico Balzaretti will announce his retirement at a Press conference tomorrow, but will take up a role behind the scenes.

The 33-year-old has been battling a pelvic injury for the past two seasons, making just one appearance last term.

The Italian international had previously admitted that the condition could end his career, and Gianluca Di Marzio’s website reports he will announce he is hanging up his boots at a Press conference tomorrow.

However, the former Juventus man will not be leaving football altogether, and is set to take up a role on the staff of sporting director Walter Sabatini.

Balzaretti played the full 90 minutes in the last game of last season, a 2-1 defeat to Palermo, but it appears he has conceded defeat in his long battle with injury.

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