ROME, April 29 (Reuters) - Italy coach Roberto Donadoni has hinted he may recall in-form Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero for Euro 2008.
The 33-year-old World Cup winner has not played for his country since giving a poor performance in a goalless Euro 2008 qualifier against France in September.
But calls to bring him back have been mounting as the forward has scored 18 Serie A goals to help third-placed Juventus secure a Champions League qualification slot on their return to the top-flight after relegation over the 2006 match-fixing scandal.
Donadoni suggested Del Piero could be in line for a recall after a journalist promised not to raise the issue in an interview published in Tuesday's edition of La Repubblica.
'Thank you because I could easily say, six months ago I didn't know, but today, yes, (I'd take him) at once, the facts speak for themselves,' he replied. 'But I'll only talk about selections on the pre-established date.'