The sportmomenten of the year: the tears of Gianluigi Buffon

Until the end of the year looks editors of Sports/Voetbalmagazine every day back in 2017 on the basis of the most remarkable sportmomenten. A quirky selection. Today: Italy seizes for the first time in 60 years, in addition to the world cup.

Gianluigi Buffon © Belga Image

It had to be a festival in Milan. The Squadra Azzurra would be the wroeters from Sweden, who told them three days earlier ridiculous had made in Stockholm, however, a lesson to learn. But instead, it was San Siro, the scene of a historic event: for the first time in sixty years, could Italy not qualify for a world cup. When was the world CHAMPIONSHIP organized in… Sweden.

The day after the most sensational knockout of the 21st century, members in the boot to a collective moment of zinsverbijstering. Within ten years, every Italian still remember where he was on november 13, 2017.

A difficult customer is less in Russia they have with Argentina, Germany and Spain have thought of. But the rest of the world seemed to mourn with Italy. The schadenfreude had no semblance of a chance against the sadness of the 39-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. His tears went through marrow and bone. The man with the 175 caps – a record for an Italian footballer – had, perhaps, a more beautiful farewell is proposed. He deserved much better idea than on the international voetbalpensioen to be controlled by a bunch of modal Swedish soccer players. Who knows, had the Russian tundra, he even inspired to the cape of 200 international matches to complete.

In the wake of Buffon threaten other veterans like Daniele De Rossi, Andrea Barzagli – are both members of the team that, in 2006, the world cup won in Germany and Giorgio Chiellini of their beloved blue shirt with four stars definitively mountains. Make way for the young guard called.

Italian football is Buffon & co is obliged to in the coming months, a hearty round of self-reflection in welding. So their sacrifice was not in vain.

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