Gianluigi Buffon announces international retirement as Italy fail to qualify for World Cup | Football | Sport

Gianluigi Buffon announces international retirement as Italy fail to qualify for World Cup | Football | Sport

Italy drew with Sweden last night after losing the first leg and will miss their first World Cup in 60 years.And captain Buffon brought the curtain do

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Italy drew with Sweden last night after losing the first leg and will miss their first World Cup in 60 years.

And captain Buffon brought the curtain down on his 175-cap career after.

Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport hailed the failure as the arrival of the "apocalypse".

Buffon, 39, was not the only Italy veteran to quit the national team following Monday's game, with his Juventus team-mate Andrea Barzagli and Roma stalwart Daniele De Rossi...

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