Del Piero pulls out of Sydney friendly

21 August 2013 08:16

Alessandro Del Piero has pulled out of Sydney FC's final friendly in Italy, against Reggio-Emilia on Wednesday, after failing to pass a fitness test following an injury knock.

Del Piero revealed earlier on Twitter he would not participate in the match, stating: "I'm sorry, but after my last control I was not given the ok for the match against Reggina. But I will still be at the stadium tonight."

The former Juventus great, who moved to the Australian league last season, arrived in Reggio late on Tuesday night after being delayed by physio treatment but was met with a rapturous reception from waiting fans.

Source: AFP