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Brief-Soccer-Vieri to try his hand at poker

MILAN, April 16 (Reuters) - Former Italy striker Christian Vieri has decided to compete in poker competitions but has no plans to hang up his boots just yet.

The 35-year-old former Inter Milan forward is without a club having quit Serie A side Atalanta this month after fans jeered him during a training session.

“I enjoy cards a lot...but my future is still in football. I will stop when I’m fed up chasing after a ball and I am not bored yet. When I’m retired, who knows, I could become a professional poker player,” he told Sportweek magazine. (Reporting by Mark Meadows; Editing by John Mehaffey; To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)

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