Gianluigi Buffon

  • World Cup 2014: We made a bad impression, says Buffon 26-06-2014 05:59 PM

    Milan: Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon admitted the Azzurri "made a bad impression" at the World Cup as the players returned home. Buffon and a number of other players as well as resigned coach Cesare Prandelli and other staff landed at Milan's Malpensa airport following Italy's group stage exit from the...
  • World Cup 2014: 'Do or die' matches are nothing new for Italy captain Buffon 22-06-2014 09:21 PM

    Natal: It will be nothing new for Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon when the Azzurri face Uruguay on Tuesday with a spot in the second round of the World Cup on the line. Italy will advance with a win or a draw in the Group D match. Buffon says "this is...
  • World Cup 2014: Italy captain Buffon, De Sciglio still injured 16-06-2014 12:33 AM

    Mangaratiba: Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and fullback Mattia De Sciglio are still injured and it's not clear whether either will return in time for Friday's World Cup match against Costa Rica. Italy physician Enrico Castellacci says "I really can't offer a precise prognosis. It's going to be from day-to-day whether...
  • Italy goalkeeper Buffon out of England game: Italian media 14-06-2014 09:47 PM

    Manaus: Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will miss their opening World Cup Group D match against England in Manaus on Saturday, Italian media reported. Buffon twisted his ankle in Friday's training session and, though coach Cesare Prandelli was confident he would be fit for the clash, Italian media said on Saturday...
  • World Cup 2014: Italy's Buffon strains ankle ahead of England game 14-06-2014 09:29 AM

    Manaus Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was being treated for a minor ankle injury ahead of the team's World Cup opener against England on Saturday, handing the four-time champion another defensive headache. "It's a minor strain," coach Cesare Prandelli said Friday after the Italy captain exited a hot and humid training...
  • Reliable Italy aiming for quarters in World Cup, says Buffon 28-05-2014 10:54 PM

    Gianluigi Buffon considers Italy as a reliable team who know their limitations and should at least reach the World Cup quarter-finals, the stalwart goalkeeper said on Wednesday. Buffon listed Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Germany as favourites to win the tournament in Brazil, with Italy among the dark horses who are...
  • Italy a threat despite ageing players, mavericks 29-04-2014 02:12 PM

    Italy's two most influential players have a combined age of over 70, their most prolific striker is battling injury, and other key players are prone to wild swings in temperament. Meanwhile, an unproductive youth system is struggling to replenish the talent pool and, despite his best efforts to promote younger...
  • Inspired Napoli hand Juventus a rare loss in Serie A 31-03-2014 08:52 AM

    Turin: Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon's heroics were not enough for Juventus as the Serie A leaders lost 2-0 at an inspired Napoli on Sunday, only their second league defeat of the season. Jose Callejon and substitute Dries Mertens, who had only been on the pitch for two minutes, handed Juventus their...
  • 10-man Juventus held to 1-1 at Lazio in Serie A 26-01-2014 07:50 AM

    Rome: Gianluigi Buffon was sent off and Juventus were held to 1-1 at Lazio on Saturday, ending the two-time defending champion's 12-match winning streak in Serie A. It was the second disappointment this week for Juventus at the capital's Stadio Olimpico, after being eliminated from the Italian Cup with a...
  • Italy goalkeeper Buffon equals Cannavaro's record 11-09-2013 09:24 AM

    Turin: Italy and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon equaled Fabio Cannavaro's record of 136 international appearances for the Azzurri on Tuesday. The 35-year-old Buffon was in goal as Italy secured a place in the2014 World Cup with a 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic, thanks to goals from Juventus teammate Giorgio...
  • Buffon tips Italy as favourites to win World Cup 22-07-2013 07:49 PM

    Rome: Italian veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is confident of Italy's good chances of winning the next year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil. "A beautiful national side is being born," Buffon was quoted by ANSA as saying, reports Xinhua. "The side can still grow and take on anybody at the World...
  • Unbeaten champions Juventus and Napoli meet in Serie A clash 19-10-2012 01:38 PM

    Milan: Serie A returns with a bang on Saturday as leading pair Juventus and Napoli, defending champions and Cup holders respectively, clash (1600 GMT), with the latter still smarting from their stormy Supercup defeat. Both teams are unbeaten with 19 points from a possible 21 and have the best scoring...
  • Italy must dare to dream: Buffon 28-06-2012 10:29 AM

    Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon has issued a rallying cry ahead of Thursday's Euro 2012 semi-final showdown with Germany. On the eve of the country's biggest game since the 2006 World Cup final, the Juventus goalkeeper took to Facebook to remind both his team-mates and the nation that nothing is impossible...
  • Juventus miss chance to go top after Parma draw 16-02-2012 05:38 AM

    Milan: Juventus missed the chance to go back to the top of the Serie A table as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Parma on Wednesday. Antonio Conte's side had the better opportunities and could have taken the lead as early as the fourth minute when Giorgio Chiellini...
  • Juventus fans fed up with Buffon 08-04-2009 01:06 AM

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  • Buffon to City? We Know Nothing: Agent 22-11-2008 08:03 PM

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