Italy Legend Buffon Retires as Italy Eliminated From World Cup

StoryfulNewsPublished: November 14, 2017
Published: November 14, 2017

Gianluigi Buffon, widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, said goodbye to international football after Italy’s elimination from the World Cup on November 13. It was a tearful end to a glorious career, which saw Buffon capped 175 times and win the World Cup in 2006. In this footage, Buffon is seen being consoled by opponents and teammates after a 0-0 draw meant that Sweden progressed to the World Cup finals in Russia, thanks to a 1-0 first-leg win. Next summer will be the first time since 1958 that Italy will be out of a World Cup. Speaking after the game, Buffon lamented the loss, saying, “I am so sorry that my retirement coincides with the elimination from the World Cup.” Credit: Instagram/mauromixer via Storyful

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