INTER WITHDRAW THE NUMBER 3 SHIRT
MILAN - F.C. Internazionale has been granted permission from the Italian Football League and UEFA (for the 2006/07 Champions League) to withdraw the club's number 3 shirt, worn 634 times by Giacinto Facchetti. From Friday 8 September 2006, Argentine defender Nicolas Burdisso will wear the number 16 shirt. "I am proud to be the last Inter player to wear the number 3 shirt," Burdisso said. "I am honoured to change number today as a mark of respect for and in memory of Giacinto Facchetti, a man and not just a president, who was very close to me when I went through a difficult time with my family."