Totti leaves future uncertain before final match with Roma

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Francesco Totti says his "love for football will never fade" as he prepares for "the last time I can wear Roma's jersey" on Sunday.

The former Italy star, however, has revealed through his official Facebook account that he won't retire at the end of the season, confirming that the home Genoa clash will be his last one with the Roma shirt.

Roma legend Francesco Totti has confirmed that Sunday's Serie A encounter against Genoa will be his last match for the club.

"I can't tell you in a few words how much these colours meant, mean and will always mean to me", he tweeted. I don't imagine him going to another Italian club. "I'm ready for a new challenge", Totti added.

In 2001 Totti became only the third man to captain Roma to a Serie A title and five years later, was part of the Italian national team that conquered the world at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

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The 40 year old has spent his entire career with Roma, making his debut in 1993 and going on to make almost 800 appearances, winning Serie A in 2001 and two Coppa Italias as a club idol.

He was widely expected to quit playing last summer but signed a one-year extension to his contract.

Ahead of the Serie A final match on May 28, Roma are now in second place with 84 points, just one point ahead of third-placed Napoli.

Totti hinted that he will continue his playing career and Zeman, who had two spells in charge of Roma between 1997-99 and 2012-13, feels he would have preferred to prolong his stint with the Giallorossi.

Roma's Francesco Totti claps at the end of their Champions League Group E soccer match against CSKA Moskow at the Olympic Stadium in Rome September 17, 2014.

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