Buffon will continue to play for Italy’s national team

The interim coach of Italian national team Luigi Di Biagio has managed to convince Gianluigi Buffon to play several friendly games for his country. The 40-year-old goalkeeper has changed his decision to retire at the end of the season and intends to play before the European Championship in 2020.

Buffon wants to improve Paolo Maldini’s record for the number of Serie A matches (647) and outperform Egypt’s Achmed Hassan with the number of national teams (184).