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Cannavaro not expecting warm welcome at Juve

May 20, 2009

Fabio Cannavaro does not expect Juventus fans to welcome him back with open arms next season.

The central defender has signed a one-year deal to return to Juve after leaving the Serie A side for Real Madrid following their 2006 demotion in a match-fixing scandal.

"It's going to be a bit difficult because the people there are very upset that I left when the club was relegated and I understand them," the 35-year-old Italy captain said in an interview published in Spanish sports daily Marca on Wednesday.

"But I want them to know that I am coming back with a desire to work and do something great."