“I’m not sorry for myself but all of Italian football. We failed at something which also means something on a social level. There’s regret at finishing like that, not because time passes.” Gianluigi Buffon
Dismay, disbelief for an entire country
“Resign? I don’t know. I have to evaluate an infinity of things. I have not yet spoken to the president. It doesn’t depend on me, I’m not in the state of mind to face this question. It’s a very heavy result to bear, because I was absolutely convinced that we had this ferocious desire to overcome the obstacle.” Gian Piero Ventura, coach “We are deeply affected and disappointed. It’s a sporting failure that requires shared solutions by everyone.” Carlo Tavecchio, Italian FA president
Swedish players celebrate qualifying for the World Cup on Monday | Gianluigi Buffon has collected 175 caps for Italy national team, at least 39 more than any other player Italy have failed to reach the WC for the first time since 1958 Italy made 19...