Azzuri coach Cesare Prandelli hinted the 38-year-old could be on the plane to Brazil next year.
Alessandro Del Piero says it would be a “great moment” to represent Italy at another World Cup.
The 38-year-old hasn’t been selected for his country since a qualifying match with Georgia on 10 September 2008 but current Azzuri coach Cesare Prandelli dramatically revealed that he was considering the veteran striker and Francesco Totti for next year’s tournament in Brazil.
It’s been seven years since Del Piero’s penalty helped Italy to a shoot-out victory over France in the 2006 final in Germany and he was understandably delighted that Prandelli had re-opened the door to play for his country once.
“I’m very proud about that because I try to push my best every single moment,” Del Piero told Fox Sports in response to Prandelli’s comments.
“It’s good for me and my team mates at Sydney FC and we will see what happens. It doesn’t matter if I don’t go but it would be a great moment because I will be at 38 years old, almost 39.”
Italy are currently at the top of Group B and take on second place Bulgaria, whom they lead by four points, at home in their next qualifier.