One of many biggest to ever play the sport is looking an finish to a adorned worldwide profession below probably the most unwelcome circumstances.

A tearful Gianluigi Buffon confirmed his earlier plan to hold up his Azzurri gloves after Monday’s Zero-Zero draw with Sweden on the San Siro, ending a storied Italy profession because the four-time World Cup winner’s most capped participant.

“We have now pleasure, energy and we’re cussed. We all know how you can get again up once more as we have all the time performed,” Buffon stated minutes after the ultimate whistle. “I am leaving an Italy aspect that may know how you can converse for itself. Hugs to everybody, particularly these I’ve shared this excellent journey with.”

Extra to return.