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Buffon retires from International Football as Italy fail to qualify for Russia.

Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958, as Sweden secured their spot in Russia after the teams’ 0-0 draw on Monday in Milan.Sweden, who have now qualified for their first World Cup since 2006, go through 1-0 on aggregate following a Jakob Johansson’s goal last week in the first leg.However, four-time World Cup winners Italy, will miss out after finishing second to Spain in the UEFA qualifying group stage, and then falling short in the two-legged playoff.Manager of the side, Giampiero Ventura has thus resigned from his post after the team’s failure according to Sky Italia sources.This result also meant the end of legendary Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon’s International career, after featuring in Italy’s squad for every World Cup since 1998.Buffon wept during a post match interview where he revealed that he and a couple of senior players such as Chiellini, Barzagli and De Rossi has played their last games for the Azzuris.He said:  “I am sorry for Italian kids who dream of the National team. But I think also Chiellini, Barzagli and De Rossi will leave the National team. And they deserve the best, thank you, guys”

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