Buffon Open To Italy Return

Just two weeks after announcing his retirement from international duty, legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had admitted he could play for the Italy national team again.

Buffon bid a tearful farewell to the Azzurri on November 13, just minutes after Italy fell to Sweden in a two-leg playoff and failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

Though that appeared to be the end of a legendary international career, the 39-year-old has now admitted he could return for Italy at some point.

“I took a break from the national team,” Buffon said at the Gran Gala del Calcio in Milan on Monday.

“Both for Juventus and for the national team I have always considered myself a soldier,” Buffon continued.

“Even when I’m 60 I could never turn down any call because I have in me the concept of nation.”

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