Teary Buffon ends international career after Italy's World Cup miss
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 () Buffon, 39, played his 175th and final game for Italy as they were beaten 1-0 on aggregate in a playoff by Sweden after a 0-0 second-leg draw at the San Siro, bringing an end to a 20-year international career that included winning the 2006 World Cup.
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....
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