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Over And Out: Juventus Leggenda Gianluigi Buffon Announces Plan To Retire At The End Of 2017/18 Season

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Gianluigi Buffon has announced that he is planning to call it quits and retire at the end of the current season.

Speaking to Sky Italia, the Juventus stalwart said that he fully intends on bowing out after representing Italy at the 2018 World Cup in June/July.

Champions League: Gonzalo Higuain Brace Fires Juventus To Deserved Win In Monaco (Video)

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Juventus produced a superb display at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday night, battlingto a deserved 2-0 first leg win against Monaco.

Monaco have enjoyed a superb season, with a Ligue 1 title within touching distance, and theystarted well, with wonder-kid Kylian Mbappe going closeon two occasions.

Champions League: Dybala At The Double As Juventus Dominate Barcelona In Turin (Video)

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Juventus find themselves firmly in the driving seat of their quarter-final tie with Juventus after the Italians put three past the Spanish giants in Turin on Tuesday night.

Paulo Dybala was the star of the show for the Serie A giants, with the 23-year-old Argentine attacker opening the scoring after just seven minutes, courtesy of a deft curling effort.

Shit Football Ink: Juventus Fan Gets Terrifying Tattoo Of Gianluigi Buffon Silently Screaming Into Infinity (Video)

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Seeking to pay humble tribute to his favouritest goalkeeper in the whole wide world, one ardent Gianluigi Buffon fanatic decided to have the Juventus stopper's likeness tattooed about his person.

While the skill of the tattoo artist responsible, one Ronald Horta, cannot be denied, the actual image of Buffon silently screaming, eyes bulging, face contorted is another matter entirely.

Four minutes to go for Juventus’ record-chasing Gigi Buffon

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After letting in four goals as Juventus were eliminated from the Champions League by Bayern Munich in midweek, Gianluigi Buffon needs only shut out Torino for four minutes on Sunday to set a new record.

Currently enjoying a 19-game unbeaten run that has seen Buffon keep the ball out the net for their past 10 league outings, Juve take a three-point lead over Napoli across Turin for the derby on Sunday as they continue their quest for a record-equalling fifth consecutive Serie A title.

Four minutes to go for Juventus’ record-chasing Gigi Buffon

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After letting in four goals as Juventus were eliminated from the Champions League by Bayern Munich in midweek, Gianluigi Buffon needs only shut out Torino for four minutes on Sunday to set a new record.

Currently enjoying a 19-game unbeaten run that has seen Buffon keep the ball out the net for their past 10 league outings, Juve take a three-point lead over Napoli across Turin for the derby on Sunday as they continue their quest for a record-equalling fifth consecutive Serie A title.

Juventus hold lead as Gigi Buffon sets clean sheet record

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Gianluigi Buffon set a new clean sheet record in Serie A's three-points-for-a-win era as Juventus maintained their three point lead at the top of Serie A with a 2-0 win at Atalanta on Sunday.

Andrea Barzagli's 24th minute tap-in and a wonderful individual goal from Mario Lemina four minutes from the end was enough for the reigning champions, who move up to 64 points after extending their unbeaten run to 18 games, and hold second-placed Napoli at bay after Maurizio Sarri's side briefly drew level with Saturday's convincing 3-1 win over Chievo.

Juventus hold lead as Gigi Buffon sets clean sheet record

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Gianluigi Buffon set a new clean sheet record in Serie A's three-points-for-a-win era as Juventus maintained their three point lead at the top of Serie A with a 2-0 win at Atalanta on Sunday.

Andrea Barzagli's 24th minute tap-in and a wonderful individual goal from Mario Lemina four minutes from the end was enough for the reigning champions, who move up to 64 points after extending their unbeaten run to 18 games, and hold second-placed Napoli at bay after Maurizio Sarri's side briefly drew level with Saturday's convincing 3-1 win over Chievo.

Juventus Miss Chance To Set New Record Points Total

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Juventus Miss Chance To Set New Record Points Total is a post from: Serie A Weekly Juventus Miss Chance To Set New Record Points Total is a post from: Serie A Weekly Juventus missed the chance to set a new record points total as a great solo goal from Victor Ibarbo held the Champions to a 1-1 draw in Turin.

Juventus vs. Celtic: Key Battles in Second Leg of Champions League Round of 16 Clash

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Celtic's dream of Champions League glory was quickly dimmed as Juventus arrived at Celtic Park and dismantled Neil Lennon's side 3-0. The three vital away goals definitely put the Glasgow side at a heightened disadvantage, yet there should still be a spirited performance out of the Scottish club in the return leg of this fixture.

The Bull Versus the Artist

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Among the numerous one-on-one battles in Glasgow, as Celtic entertained Champions League betting favourites, Juventus, on Tuesday night, one stood out as maybe the most captivating midfield duel of the season.
While Gary Hooper and Stephan Lichtsteiner wrestled each other in the penalty area and Gigi Buffon handled Kris Commons' long-range efforts with ease, in the middle of the park, Scott Brown and Andrea Pirlo, were going hell for leather.

Silvio Berlusconi says beating Juve with dubious penalty makes Milan win ‘even better’

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Milan gave the once invincible Juventus their second loss of the season to keep them within reach of the rest of Serie A. The 1-0 win for Milan was decided by a first-half penalty call that even manager Masimiliano Allegri later admitted was wrong (after having the benefit of watching the replays).

“Chelsea Take The Lead!!!!… No, It’s A Corner” – Clive Tyldesley Gets Ahead Of Himself On ITV (Video)

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ITV's excitable Manchester United fan-in-residence, Clive Tyldesley, has a habit of getting ahead of himself whilst commentating, something he perfectly demonstrated early on in Chelsea's Champions League clash with Juventus.

As Eden Hazard's attempt on goal deflected off Gigi Buffon's legs and towards the pitchside hoardings, Tyldesley had a bit of a commentator-gasm, as his voice grunted out, rather disturbingly, "Chelsea take the lead".

Through Ryu’s Lens: Chelsea vs Juventus The Champions...

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Through Ryu's Lens: Chelsea vs Juventus

The Champions League's biggest stars returned with a bang, which meant that Ryu was able a content Ronaldo in Madrid on Tuesday, then caught a classic between Chelsea and Juventus at Stamford Bridge.

Italy, The Obstacle In England’s Path

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The Azzurri are marching with their heads held high after defying the pre-tournament critics and escaping group C. Coach Cesare Prandelli's tactical masterstroke against Spain demonstrated his vision. The Catenaccio styled Italy has been absent this tournament, and a new more adventurous side has emerged.

Draw Leaves Italian Advance On Knife Edge

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Italy were pegged back for the second consecutive match as they drew 1-1 with Croatia in their Euro 2012 Group C encounter in Poznan. A vibrant Italy took command of the opening 45 minutes and were rewarded when Andrea Pirlo curled in a free kick, only for Mario Mandzukic to equalise with 20 minutes remaining.

Juve Held As Milan Reduces Gap

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Looks like the Serie A will go down to the wire after last night's round of fixtures. Leaders Juventus were held to a 1-1 home draw thanks thanks to an 85th minute goal from Luis Fernando Muriel Fruto after Juventus no 1 Gigi Buffon's error.The draw coupled with Milan's 2-0 win over Atalanta means that the gap between the two rivals was reduced to just 1 point with 2 games left to play.

Monday Night Football Serie A Style: Slumping Roma vs Juventus

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Another exciting match is upon on us Monday when two of the historically best teams in Italy collide in the country's capital, as Juventus travel to face Roma. This will be the Old Lady's fifth game in a little over two weeks. Juventus are coming in with blistering form as they continue to get positive results.

Napoli vs Juventus Scudetto Contenders Duke It Out

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by serieaweekly guest writer Matthew Coccoluto This Sunday will see Juventus travel to the San Paolo to take on Napoli and as always there are some interesting story lines coming into this matchup. Juventus are coming off a strong win against Inter last weekend and are hoping to remain the leagues only unbeaten team.

A Turn Of Fortune: Derby D’Italia Tipping Juventus Way

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Serie A Weekly welcomes new writer Matthew Coccoluto to our pages from week to week. Once again the Derby D'Italia proved to be a good one as Juventus came away from the San Siro with all three points. Prior to this week, Inter had managed to win only two games while losing an astonishing four. Juventus were coming off a mid-week win against Fiorentina, their second win in the last five games.

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Gianluigi Buffon Explains To 10-Year-Old Fan Why He Stayed At Juventus When They Were Relegated To Serie B In 2006 (Video)

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Speaking at Juventus'annual Junior Members conference, Gianluigi Buffon was asked by 10-year-old fan Lorenzo why he chose not to leave the clubback in the dark days of 2006 when the Bianconeri were relegated down to Serie B for the first time in their history for their part in the Calciopoli match-rigging scandal.

Mario Balotelli Forced To Fend Off Zombie Attack During Interview At Milanello (Video)

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In a plug for this year's Web Show Awards (nope, us neither), here's Mario Balotelli coolly dealing with a surprise zombie attack during an interview at Milanello by simply following the Undead Assailant Code we all learn about in school and simply ripping the damn thing's hair off.

Five-A-Day Football News June Monday One-Zero

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Five-A-Day Football News June Monday One-Zero is a post from: Serie A Weekly Five-A-Day Football News June Monday One-Zero is a post from: Serie A Weekly Match fixing rears its ugly head again, as 33 people and an entire club (AS Bari) were called before a sports trial after being charged with fixing four game.

Gianluigi Buffon Sends Sweet Tribute Message To Francesco Totti On 20th Anniversary Of His Serie A Debut

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"It's guy love between two guys"

Roma icon FrancescoTotti is currently in the process of celebrating his 20th year in Serie A after making his Giallorosso debut way back in the primordial ooze of 1993 after coming on as a substitute against Brescia.

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World Cup 2014: Day 14 TV/streaming information and open thread

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Where there will (or at least SHOULD) be no late drama causing a team's advancement and at least a 18% reduction in biting.

I have to admit I am a little vexed. Today'sWorld Cup action does not nearly have as much potential drama as yesterday's would up having. Costa Rica won their group (CONCACAF fo lyfe), we said goodbye to Gigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo as players for Italy, and we said whatever you wish to say at Luis Suarez after his did something that was uniquely him, likely shredding any chance Uruguay had at advancement past the round of 16.

Nicklas Bendtner Included In Juve Uefa Champions League Squad + N.B Will Wear The No.#17

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Juventus make there Uefa Champions League comeback this season after been absent for a few years. Italy's most succesful club will be competing with Europes elite in the UCL. Featured player Nicklas Bendtner will also be back playing in the UCL after a year loan spell at North-East English side SunderlandAFC from Arsenal.

UEFA’s Best Player in Europe nominees

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Mario Balotelli, Gigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo are in the running to win UEFA's Best Player in Europe award.

A 32-man long-list has been drawn up by selected journalists across each UEFA member country and Italy's three Euro 2012 stars were included.

Buffon and Pirlo were two of Serie A's three representatives after their fine form for Juventus over the last 12 months.

USA vs. Italy: Match Day Commentary

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The U.S. Men's national team takes on Italy today in Genoa in what will arguably be the toughest test the United States has faced since Jurgen Klinsmann took over as head coach six months ago (2:30pm, ESPN2).

The Americans come into the match short-handed, but will still feature several top players, including Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and Michael Bradley.

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Mario Balotelli gives Gigi Buffon a workout in training

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Before Brazil gave Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon a difficult time in their 4-2 win on Saturday, teammate Mario Balotelli tested him in training. Balotelli went one-v-one against Buffon with a lengthy bit of fancy footwork that had the keeper crawling on the ground to try and keep Mario at bay.

Links! And David Beckham getting embarrassed by a quick little kid!

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All the stuff being covered outside the unfriendly confines of the award-winning Dirty Tackle...

The FA's YouTube channel says the kid nutmegged Beckham in this Zurich appearance during World Cup bid week a while back, but it's hard to tell if he actually did. Either way, this might have been the moment Beckham first started thinking about retirement.

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Neymar continues goal streak with lovely free kick against Italy

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With Italy and Brazil already through to the Confederations Cup semifinals, their match on the final day of Group A play turned into a battle to avoid Spain in the next round. It got off to a tentative start, but Dante put Brazil up 1-0 just before halftime (apparently from an offside position) and Emanuele Giaccherini equalized shortly after the break.

England vs Italy – Euro2012 preview

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Whenever these two countries lock horns on the football field, it is always has an extra level of importance no matter what the circumstances are, and tomorrow, in Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, they meet in the Quarter Final of Euro 2012. I can hardly believe that it is eleven years since they last played each other, and historically, the series is close with Italy winning nine, England seven with seven draws.

Juventus Goalkeeper Gigi Buffon Among the Many Footballers Trying Their Hand at Poker

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In the 80′s and 90′s the in activity for athletes, actors, and celebrities to try out on the side was golf. However, after about 2002 and the advent of televised poker, celebrities began to flock to the game of poker for the competition, the exposure, and the potential payouts. Footballers have been no exception to [.

Italy 0-1 USA: Unlucky Azzurri Lose Another Friendly

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Following Italy's shock 1-0 loss in Genoa to the USA on Wednesday night, Gigi Buffon told reporters, "there's no need to get worried" and that "we absolutely did not deserve defeat tonight". The Juventus ‘keeper was absolutely correct. The Azzurri dominated proceedings at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris from start to finish and as Giorgio Chiellini opined, "we deserved at least a draw from this.

AS Roma, don’t turn your back on Francesco Totti It turns...

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AS Roma, don't turn your back on Francesco Totti

It turns out AS Roma fans have been spitting out some insults at Il Capitano. Gigi Buffon got the best of him this past Monday when Totti had his penalty, which could have been the match-winner, saved by his fellow World Cup-winning Italian.

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Can Brad Guzan Challenge Tim Howard for the USA Number One Shirt?

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Tim Howard established himself as the United States number one right after World Cup 2006. While Kasey Keller was still in the US mix at the time, Howard was named the starter by Bob Bradley, then the interim Head Coach, a place he has retained since.

Howard has generally been good for the United States though he has come under some criticism through the years.

Confederations Cup Review: Illustrious Italians prove they can be a threat in Brazil 2014

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The 2013 Confederations Cup has been run and won. Despite not clinching the title, the Azzurri have left a solid enough impression to indicate that they will be a genuine contender at next year's World Cup finals...

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After soaking up and reviewing what undoubtedly was the most talked about Confederations Cup, there were a number of key talking points to emerge.

Francesco Totti gets a gushing tribute letter from Gigi Buffon commemorating 20 years in Serie A

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AS Roma legend Francesco Totti celebrates his 20th year in Serie A on Thursday. To put that in perspective, fellow club legend and Rome native Daniele De Rossi was nine years old when Totti made his top-flight debut on March 28th 1993 at Brescia. Stephan El Shaarawy, meanwhile, was exactly five months old.

Claudio Ranieri sacked hours after Moratti said he would stay

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Claudio Ranieri's gone, gone to the outside, looking in

Inter's body count now includes four coaches in the last 15 months as their struggles continue. Claudio Ranieri was the latest to be shown the door. Since Jose Mourinho left, Inter have gone through Rafa Benitez, Leonardo, Gian Piero Gasperini, and now Ranieri.

Auguri Gigi, portiere e portatore dell’Italia

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Gigi Buffon ha fatto 112. 112 Presenze con la maglia azzurra. La storia è ai suoi piedi dopo che, con l'amichevole giocata contro l'Uruguay, ha eguagliato il numero di presenze in nazionale di Dino Zoff. Altro portierone con la consonante finale, quasi che per essere un portiere di livello nazionale il tuo cognome deve finire [.