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Legendary Goalkeeper Buffon Retires As Italy Fails To Qualify For World Cup First Time In 60 Years

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Legendary Goalkeeper Buffon Retires As Italy Fails To Qualify For World Cup First Time In 60 Years

This is new… Italy have failed to reach for first time in 60 years following a 0-0 draw in Milan. After lifting the trophy four times, Italy won’t be participating in a – for the first time since 1958. Italy played to a 0-0 draw with Sweden in a qualifying play-off second leg on Monday, falling 1-0 on aggregate to miss out on Russia 2018.

Meanwhile, Italian legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi has retired from international football after a World Cup play-off defeat by Sweden.

Buffon, 39, 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.”

Italian defender Andrea Barzagli and midfielder Daniele De Rossi also announced their retirement post-game.

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