Gianlugi Buffon retires: Iconic players and their last competitive international fixtures

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Gianluigi Buffon saw his international career end in a whimper after failing to reach the World Cup with Italy.

The Azzurri legend earned his 175th cap at the San Siro, but watched on as his teammates drew blank in front of goal, resulting in Italy missing out on the tournament for the first time since 1958.

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Juventus’ goalkeeper will retire at the end of the season and was expected to have his swan song in Russia.

The 39-year-old made his debut for the national team back in October 1997 but has finally called time on his illustrious international career.

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