What They're Saying: Gianluigi Buffon

"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."

-- A tearful Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, apologizing after the Azzurri were eliminated from the 2018 World Cup after their 0-0 tie with Sweden knocked them out of next year's finals. Italy lost the series, 1-0, marking the end of the 39-year-old Buffon's international career with 175 caps. (RAI Sport via BBC Sport)
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