Sport Buffon pondering ‘interesting proposals’ after announcing Juventus exit

14:56  17 may  2018
14:56  17 may  2018 Source:   pressassociation.com

Buffon charged over Michael Oliver comments

  Buffon charged over Michael Oliver comments Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon has been charged over comments made after the Champions League loss to Real Madrid, concerning referee Michael Oliver, according to the BBC. The Italian international goalkeeper said he stands by the comments he made about Oliver after the English referee sent him off for dissent in the Champions League quarter-final. In the post-match press, Buffon said the official had: “a bag of rubbish for a heart.” Oliver awarded Real Madrid a penalty in the 93rd minute which Cristiano Ronaldo duly dispatched to send the Spanish side through. Buffon clearly didn’t agree with the decision and he let his feelings be known. “I’m sure Oliver will have a great career in future, but he’s too young to officiate a match like that. A referee with more experience would not have blown his whistle and decided not to become the protagonist of the match.” Buffon’s head coach Massimo Allegri stood by his goalkeeper, the Juventus boss said that for 20 years he had been “a role model on and off the pitch”. There are as yet no details on the severity of the charge.

GIANLUIGI Buffon makes a shock announcement . Despite announcing his retirement from the Italian football team, the Juventus shot-stopper has confirmed that he will once again captain his country in World of Tanks.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been charged by UEFA over his outburst towards referee Michael Oliver after his side’s Champions League quarter-final exit to Real Madrid. UEFA has announced that the Italian legend has been charged with breaching its “general principles of conduct”

Gianluigi Buffon may continue his playing career abroad following 17 years with Juventus (Martin Rickett/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Gianluigi Buffon Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will play his last game for Juventus on Saturday – but is considering some “interesting proposals” to extend his career on the pitch.

The 40-year-old, who was capped 176 times by Italy, captained Juve to a seventh successive Serie A title and to Coppa Italia glory this season, and was expected to announce his retirement this week.

Buffon did confirm that he will make his 640th and last Serie A appearance when the champions host Hellas Verona but, at a press conference held on Thursday morning, he revealed recent offers for him to play on elsewhere have piqued his interest.

Gianluigi Buffon to leave Juventus at the end of the season

  Gianluigi Buffon to leave Juventus at the end of the season Gianluigi Buffon to leave Juventus at the end of the season after 17 years at the club ⚪️⚫️ pic.twitter.com/2nIvjO1bNr— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) May 17, 2018Buffon's Juventus career came to a frustrating end over the last 12 months. Not only did Champions League success elude him in controversial style, Italy also missed out on the 2018 World Cup, eliminated by Sweden after a playoff.He has played 176 times for his national team and 875 club matches, including 655 for Juve.More to follow...

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon refuses to apologise to Michael Oliver and claims he would Gianluigi Buffon was sent off late on in Juventus ' exit against Real Madrid Buffon was livid after Michael Oliver awarded Real a late penalty

Gianluigi Buffon is readying himself for a “heartbreaking” farewell at Juventus , with a cruel Champions League exit edging him closer to retirement. Buffon was dismissed against Real after contesting the award of a controversial penalty.

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