Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, has said he will retire next year after the World Cup, except the Serie A side wins the Champions League.

Speaking with Sky Italia, the 39-year-old promised to call it a day after Italy’s World Cup campaign, unless he and Juve can win the Champions League after three unsuccessful finals.

“There’s no margin (to change mind) because I’m quite convinced of the choices I’ve made,” Buffon said.


“This is my last season and I’m pretty sure of the choices I make. One or two more years wouldn’t add or take away from what I’ve already achieved.

“The only way would be to win the Champions League. At that point, to try to win the Club World Cup, maybe Wojciech Szczesny could play alternate games.

“But I think with a goalkeeper like him behind it is normal that next year I’ll stand aside.”

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Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, has said he will retire next year after the World Cup, except the Serie A side wins the Champions League. Speaking with Sky Italia, the 39-year-old promised to call it a day after Italy’s World Cup campaign, unless he and Juve can win the Champions League...