February 18, 2014 – 11:19AM
Online Sport Producer
Confirmed: Alessandro Del Piero will feature for the A-League All Stars. Photo: Getty Images
Sydney FC star Alessandro del Piero has confirmed he will play for the A-League All Stars when they tackle Juventus in Sydney this August.
The Italian striker will line-up against his former club for the first time since leaving the club following a trophy-laden 19 years of which he spent 11 as captain, scoring an impressive 290 goals in 705 matches.
The most successful Italian club is sure to generate interest and will bring a full strength squad to Australia for the match to be held at ANZ Stadium on August 10.
Reunited: Juventus legends Edgar Davids and Alessandro del Piero in Sydney on Tuesday. Photo: Sebastian Hassett
“To have a club of the calibre of Juventus FC come to Sydney is a massive coup for football in Australia,” said A-League CEO David Gallop.
“To put it into perspective, it’s very possible that of the 24 players in the Juventus FC first team squad, 16 players could be at the 2014 FIFA World Cup representing eight different nations.
“This match will be a fantastic opportunity for fans to see the best of the Hyundai A-League line-up against some of the world’s best international footballers in our own backyard.”
The match will garner interest in the country and overseas with Juventus’ world-wide fan base in the region of of 250 million.
Advance tickets go on sale today with general sale to commence 11am Friday 21 February.