Totti: Del Piero 'best possible advert' for Italy in Australia

Totti has wished his former Italy team-mate well in his endeavours in Australia, and has backed him to succeed for his new A-League club Indonesia   By JAMES WILLOUGHBY

Francesco Totti believes Alessandro Del Piero will provide Australian fans with the "best possible advert" for Italian football.

Del Piero, 37, who has made over 500 Serie A appearances for Juventus, stunned the football world when he signed a two-year deal with A-League outfit Sydney FC on Wednesday.

And Totti, who is also a hero of the Serie A after an ongoing 20-year stint at Roma, said "very happy" with Del Piero's to Australia.

"Well done Alex," Totti posted on his official website.

"I've today been told that you will start a new adventure with Australian side Sydney. I'm very happy. Challenges for a champion like you never come to an end.

"Your ability and your way of being is the best possible advert for Italy across the world. I wish you good luck."

Totti played international football with Del Piero, winning the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

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