Former Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi says he "lost count" of how many knee surgeries he's had as he opened up on his injury woes.
The ex-Italy international moved to Old Trafford from Parma as a 16-year-old amid high expectation in 2004. However, he has been plagued with serious knee injuries ever since which effectively ruined any chance he had of playing at the top level.
Yet he is determined not to give up and to make the most of his ability.
"I kinda lost count of the knee surgeries...
Germany have become the fourth defending champions in the last five World Cups to exit in the first round, when prior to this stretch such a fall from grace had not occurred since 1966. So what happened to the others, and is there a common theme?
Having ridden the wave of multicultural goodwill to a home victory in 1998, this was arguably the most dramatic fall, France crashing out without scoring a goal in Japan and South Korea. It began with that infamous defeat to Senegal, followed...