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Within the aftermath of Italy‘s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Iker Casillas is becoming a member of the fanfare surrounding Gianluigi Buffon.

On Monday, after Italy and Sweden performed out a scoreless draw that confirmed the Azzurri will miss the World Cup for the primary time since 1958, Casillas wrote an announcement on Twitter which learn: “I do not like seeing you want this in any respect! I wish to see you as traditional, as you proceed to be for a lot of: a LEGEND. Proud to satisfy you and happy with having confronted you a lot occasions. You continue to have to please us in soccer, pal!”

After Italy fell 1-Zero on mixture to Sweden, Buffon was in tears, and stated: “I am not sorry for myself however all of Italian soccer. We failed at one thing which additionally means one thing on a social degree. There’s remorse at ending like that, not as a result of time passes.” Whether or not the Italian ‘keeper performs once more for the Azzurri stays to be seen.

Casillas and Buffon are considered the very best two goalkeepers of a technology that’s approaching the top of the highway. On the worldwide degree, they met at Euro 2008, when Spain beat the Azzurri on penalty kicks within the quarter-finals because the Spanish shot-stopper denied Daniele De Rossi and Antonio Di Natale. The 2 additionally confronted off within the ultimate of Euro 2012, when La Roja produced a Four-Zero victory.