An­to­nio Cas­sano retires

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - SPORT -

For­mer Italy in­ter­na­tional An­to­nio Cas­sano has an­nounced his re­tire­ment af­ter train­ing for less than a week with Vir­tus En­tella.

Cas­sano says in a state­ment: “The day has come where you de­cide that it’s re­ally over. I have other pri­or­i­ties now.”

En­tella, based near Cas­sano’s cur­rent home in Genoa, an­nounced a week ago that Cas­sano would be­gin train­ing with the club “without any con­trac­tual obli­ga­tion.”

The 36-year-old Cas­sano last played for Sam­p­do­ria in May 2016. He signed with Hel­las Verona be­fore last sea­son but left the club af­ter two weeks, say­ing he missed his fam­ily.

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