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Part of 2002 FIFA World Cup winning squad, Lucio to play on beyond 40

IANS  |  Rio de Janeiro 

Veteran defender Lucio, a member of 2002 World Cup-winning squad, has signed a contract with football that will see him play on beyond his 40th birthday.

The central defender has agreed to represent the Brasilia-based club until the end of 2018 after completing a three-month spell with Brasiliense's local rivals Gama, Esporte reported on Monday.

After more than a year away from the game, the former signed with Gama in January and represented the club 10 times, scoring one goal, reports

The retirement of former AC Milan and Real Madrid playmaker last year means that Lucio, who turns 40 on May 8, is the only member of Brazil's 2002 World Cup-winning team who is still playing.

Lucio was capped 105 times for and his club career has included spells at Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Juventus.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 15:08 IST
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