“At the end of long and difficult negotiations with my wonderful team of oncologists, I have decided to put, hopefully temporarily, on hold my current and future professional commitments.” Gianluca VialliThe head of the delegation of Italian national teamToday, the International Federation of Football Associations announced his absence on the occasion of the upcoming matches of the Azzurri, which are expected in 2023 from the start of the qualifiers for the 2024 European Championship. Help my body get through this stage of the disease, so that we can meet new adventures as soon as possible and share them with all of you. Hug.” Vialli was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2017.
Gravina: “Vialli will be back soon, Azzurro is his family”
union president, Gabriel Gravina, near Vialli at this delicate stage of the disease. “Gianluca is the absolute protagonist of the national team and will continue to be so in the future. Thanks to his extraordinary fortitude, to the Azzurri and the affection of the entire Federal family, I am convinced that he will be back soon. He can count on each and every one of us, because we are a team, both on and off the field.”
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