2013-05-11I'M COMING JAPAN!

I just can't stay away for a long time…A year passed since charity event at Kashima Stadium and I'm really happy to announce that very soon I'll be going back to Japan, but this time I won't be alone… I'll take with me my team mates from Sydney FC, we'll be playing a test match against Sagan Tosu, a team that plays in J League 1, serie A of Japanese championship.

The news became official yesterday during the press conference…We'll be competing at Best Amenity Stadium (Tosu Stadium) in Saga, Kyushu region, an island in the south of Japan. This match will be played on the 24th of July and I can't wait to be back to Japan and to feel again all the warmth of Japanese supporters.

Not far from the place where we'll be going, there's Oita, a city I feel very close to, right there in 2002 I scored my first goal in the World Championship, the one that let Italy  get to the last sixteen, thanks to the tie against Mexico. 

I still remember the joy of spectators…I felt like I were in Italy! My dear Japanese friends, I'm looking forward to seeing you again! on the 24th of July…


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