Juventus Soccer Legend Alessandro Del Piero On Life After Playing, Investing And World Cup Penalties

Elwanda Tulloch

“Do we have three or four hours so I can tell you what happened in that 35, 40 seconds?”

I have just asked Alessandro Del Piero, the legendary former Juventus and Italy forward, what was going through his head as he stepped up to take a penalty in the 2006 World Cup final shootout.

“That walk from the middle of the field until the penalty area is a looong walk. You try to concentrate but a lot of things come into your mind. I mean, it’s the most important moment in your life,” Del Piero, who scored a record 289 goals in 705 appearances for Juventus, tells me in an exclusive interview.

“That heavy weight, I tried to convert

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