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Italy, Buffon: “Sense of responsibility”

Gianluigi Buffon has explained why he accepted Italy’s call-up.

Caretaker Italy Manager Luigi Di Biagio announced his first Azzurri squad for the upcoming friendlies against Argentina and England and the Juventus Captain Gianluigi Buffon has been included despite the Bianconeri veteran announcing his international retirement after Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in November.

“I’m a consistent person, who feels a great sense of responsibility. That alone is enough to explain my presence. In addition, I’ve always been an unifying element in the national set-up, and I’d like my presence to be seen in this way.

“The young lads will grow, some already have, and from tomorrow they’ll get their chance.

“Astori? Davide is another reason why I’m here and why I wanted to attend and respond to this call”.

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