The 33 years old Claudio Marchisio confirmed in his twitter handle that he would be hanging up his boots shortly before a special pres conference at Juventus stadium.

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Marchisio is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder, most recently for Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg, and the Italian national team. 

He says in the conference,”you have probably imagined why i asked you to come today.I have decided to retire.It was a difficult decision”.

”It was right to communicate it in special place,an important place to me.I never considered any other clubs in Italy other than Juventus,”

“The regret is not having won champions league with juventus and european championship with the national team. My dream came true i trained with Juventus first team .I would like replay Berlin final,the one against Barcelona. For the future,i would not rule anything out, i need time to think over.”