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Italian Goalkeeper Buffon Plans to Retire Next Summer.

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Gianluigi Buffon has said that he plans to retire during the summer of 2018.

Buffon is “99.9 percent certain” that next season will be his last as a player, the Juventus and Italy goalkeeper stated in June.

Coming off the back of winning the FIFA Best  Goalkeeper award the Juventus keeper has once again reaffirmed his choice to retire after next years FIFA World Cup.

He hopes to play at the summer finals, as qualification is not yet certain with Italy set to play Sweden in a play-off to seal their ticket to Russia 2018.

However, winning the Champions League for the first time with Juventus could postpone his retirement as he may then target winning next season’s FIFA Club World Cup.

“This is my last season and I’m pretty convinced with the decision I have taken,” Buffon told Sky Sport Italia.

“More than anything, I am a serene person in that I have no fear for the future and what could be of my life.

“I am facing it and I will face it with the desire and enthusiasm to put myself to the test. As a consequence, playing on for one or two more years would not take anything away from or add anything to what I have already done”, he said.

Buffon feels that it is expected of him to step aside at this point in his career, as the he feels the club have a good keeper in Wojciech Szczency to take over from him.

“In the end, the greatest joy was represented by having the knowledge that if I did not have such a big club and a team made up of such good teammates, I would never have been able to make it here. As I always say, sharing pain and joy is one of the most beautiful aspects of team sports”, Buffon said.

 

 

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Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup Jersey Added To FIFA Museum

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FIFA has announced that John Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup jersey has been added to the FIFA museum following the team’s victory against Iceland.

FIFA announced the information via its official Instagram handle, stating that the Super Eagles achieved a feat Argentina could not attain in the 2018 World Cup.

FIFA wrote “Argentina couldn’t claim three points against hardy newcomers, Iceland, but the @NG_Supereagles did – and they did it in style

The jersey worn by @Mikel_John_Obi at Nigeria’s 2-0 victory at the Volgograd Arena at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the FIFA Museum collection.”

The Super Eagles of Nigerian Super Eagles defeat Iceland at the Volgograd Arena by 2-0 after Argentina settled for a 1-1 draw against the European country in the Group D opener.

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Simone Biles Will Perform Amidst Kidney Stones Diagnosis

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American gymnast Simone Biles is set to go on with the sporting competition amidst Kidney stones diagnosis.

Simone Biles says she won’t let kidney stones stop her from competing at the World Gymnastics Championship which begins Saturday 27th October. Simone takes to her Twitter page sharing a photo of herself on the hospital bed on Friday 0ctober 26th with a promise to be strong. The gymnast reveals that she has kidney stones but promises to join her team at the World Gymnastics Championship.

Biles says she is not letting the disease take a toll on her. She writes:

“Nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships.
This kidney stone can wait, doing it for my team.”

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Ronaldo pays special visit to Sir Alex Ferguson United Game

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Portuguese attacker, Cristiano Ronaldo visited his former coach, Sir Alex Ferguson after his team Juventus outclassed Manchester United at Old-Trafford.

Ronaldo took to Twitter to share a picture of himself and Sir Alex Ferguson, stating that he learnt a lot of things from him.

He captioned the picture “A great coach and above all a wonderful man. Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss!”

Ronaldo moved to United as a teenager in 2003 and was immediately handed the No.7 shirt vacated by David Beckham who, ironically, had joined Real Madrid.

Ronaldo won many laurels with Manchester United in his six years stay at Old Trafford, winning the first of his five Ballon d’Or awards at Old Trafford, as well as lifting three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Club World Cup.

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