Oddo extends Milan contract
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Former Italy full-back Massimo Oddo on Wednesday signed a one-year contract extension with AC Milan, the club announced on its official website.

The 34-year-old's contract was due to run out at the end of the coming season but he is now tied down to the seven-time European champions until June 2012.

Oddo joined Milan from Lazio on a four-and-a-half-year deal in January 2007 but within 18 months he was loaned out to Bayern Munich.

Although he has 34 Italy caps and was part of the FIFA World Cup™ winning squad in 2006, he has played little for Milan recently, making just 14 league appearances last season.

Oddo began his career with Milan but failed to break into the first team and spent several years on loan in the lower divisions before joining Verona in 2000, where he made his Serie A debut.

Two years later he was sold to Lazio, with whom he won the Coppa Italia in 2004.

After four and a half years with Lazio he joined Milan halfway through the 2006/07 season, and ended that with a UEFA Champions League winners medal.

However, a year after that he was loaned out to Bayern Munich after Milan bought Gianluca Zambrotta, the man to whom Oddo was an international understudy, from Real Madrid.