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‘Bobo’ is adamant that he will not hang up his boots, but admits that his future could lie at a green table…

Christian Vieri mutually rescinded his contract with Atalanta on April 1, but the former Italy international striker insists his passion for football has not faded away just yet.

“My future is in football,” the 35-year-old told Sportweek.

“I will retire when I will am tired of running around chasing a ball. I am not right now. But when I will call it a day, I could become a professional poker player.”

Vieri is a big fan of Texas Hold’em Poker and just came back from Los Angeles, where he participated in two tournaments.

He will also attend the Pokerstars European Poker Tour in Sanremo from April 18-23 and the Grand Final in Monte Carlo at the end of the month.

“I have always played cards during training camps,” revealed Vieri. “I used to play Italian card games, though. I rarely played poker.

“However, Texas Hold’em is just wonderful and it really gets you pumped up. I’m having a blast.”
 
Vince Masiello, Goal.com

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