Football

Video: Gigi Buffon Gives Tearful Apology on Live TV After Italy’s World Cup Failure

Video: Gigi Buffon Gives Tearful Apology on Live TV After Italy’s World Cup Failure

Gigi Buffon was forced to give a tearful apology to Italy‘s furious football fans tonight after Sweden knocked them out of their World Cup playoff – meaning Buffon was forced into an early international retirement.

The legendary goalkeeper played a massive part in the Italians winning the World Cup back in 2006 and had vowed to bow out after next year’s finals in Russia, but Sweden’s 1-0 win over two-legs has put paid to any fitting farewell.

Tonight’s second-leg in Milan ended 0-0, meaning Buffon will at least go out with a clean-sheet, but the notion of Italy missing out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958 – and of never pulling on his country’s shirt again – was all too much for the veteran at full-time:

He might’ve gone out on a night of embarrassment for Italian football but there’s absolutely no doubt that Gigi Buffon can definitely hold his head up high after a glorious career.

What do you think?

Let us know in the comments section below…

Football

More in Football

Who to Watch Out For at the NFL Draft

Jonny BoyleApril 22, 2021

Will the Season Be a Dud if Manchester United Don’t Win a Trophy?

Jonny BoyleApril 16, 2021

The New British Tennis Stars Looking to Emulate Andy Murray

Jonny BoyleFebruary 9, 2021

Football’s Most Inspirational Personalities

Jonny BoyleFebruary 2, 2021

Does Anybody Want To Win The Premier League?

Jonny BoyleFebruary 1, 2021

Why Liverpool Really Need to Start Winning.. Starting With Burnley

Jonny BoyleJanuary 21, 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo: One More Goal Towards His Legend

Jonny BoyleJanuary 13, 2021

The Growing Diversity of Online Football-Related Games

Jonny BoyleDecember 18, 2020

Best Ever Premier League Transfers

Jonny BoyleDecember 14, 2020