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"I'm his sister, I love him very much and I'm biased, but I really don't think it's time for goodbye. I think it's the best way to end this wonderful adventure", the 40-year-old said.

"Saturday will be my last match with Juventus and I do believe it will be the most lovely thing to end my adventure this way". For now I only know that I will play a game on Saturday.

"I was a volleyball player, I played in Serie A and in the national team, and I quit quite young, at 27, because I had nothing left to give, I felt deflated and felt the need to start a family". With AP Photos.Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon says he is leaving the Italian club and considering playing elsewhere. "Now there are some interesting proposals", he said. "I don't want to end up playing in lower leagues".

"I've told him this so many times, but Gigi is a good guy he just laughs and nearly always replies: "maybe it's better this way". Italy's most capped player with 176, the 2006 World Cup victor could make his worldwide farewell on June 4 in a friendly against the Netherlands.

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That was his 176th cap for Italy - a national record - since his debut against Russian Federation in October 1997.

The Champions League eluded him, though, even though he appeared in three finals, most recently losing out to Barcelona in 2015 and Real Madrid in 2017. "But he won the Italian Cup and the seventh Scudetto in a row". Then, Buffon delivered arguably the most unsavoury moment of his distinguished career.

Of that incident, he said: "I think some kind of punishment for what happened in Madrid is correct, not for what happened on the field because the referee gave a red card for what even now I can not understand, but because I crossed the line. Saturday's match is the only thing that is for certain", said Buffon. "Until the end, despite being 40, I performed above my standards". Buffon is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of all time.

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