De Rossi poised for Boca Juniors debut

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-13 08:27:06|Editor: ZD
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BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Former Roma and Italy midfielder Daniele de Rossi is set to make his debut for Boca Juniors on Tuesday, almost three weeks after joining the Argentine club on a free transfer.

The 36-year-old has been included in Boca's match-day squad for the first time and local media said he would feature in the Copa Argentina second-round clash with Almagro at La Bombonera stadium.

The Buenos Aires outfit published a photo of De Rossi on social media with the words: "A good start to the week".

De Rossi, who is tied to Boca until December 2020, was released by Roma in May after making his 616th and final appearance for the club in a 2-1 home win over Parma. He later said that he still "feels like a player" and wanted a "new adventure."

He has been capped 117 times for Italy and was a part of the Azzurri team that won the 2006 World Cup in Germany.