BUFFON RETIRES FROM NATIONAL TEAM AFTER A 0-0 DRAW WITH SWEDEN.


 


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 BY BENEDICT ODINAKA EZEOKA.
 Gianluigi Buffon retires from Italy national team


Gianluigi Buffon has apologized to his home country over 0-0 draw with Sweden yesterday in Milan. He said that he was "sorry for all Italian foothball" as he proclaim his international retirement after a World Cup play-off defeat by Sweden.
Italy were strongley held to a goalless draw in Milan and failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
The one time world best goalkeeper  said: “It’s a shame my last official game coincided with the failure to qualify for the World Cup".
“Blame is shared equally between everyone. There can’t be scapegoats."
Buffon’s Juventus team-mate Andrea Barzagli and Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi also ended their Italy careers, while Juve defender Giorgio Chiellini is expected to join them. The quartet have won 461 caps between them.
Goalkeeper Buffon made 175 appearances for his country in a 20-year career – lifting the World Cup in 2006 – and believes the future could still be bright for the four-time world champions.
“There is certainly a future for Italian football because we have pride, ability, determination and after bad tumbles, we always find a way to get back on our feet,” he said.
BUFFON RETIRES FROM NATIONAL TEAM AFTER A 0-0 DRAW WITH SWEDEN. BUFFON RETIRES FROM NATIONAL TEAM AFTER A 0-0 DRAW WITH SWEDEN. Reviewed by benedict odinaka on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Rating: 5

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