Juventus' Buffon expected to announce retirement

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Buffon could potentially have two more matches left to play in his professional career

Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is expected to announce his retirement at a news conference at the Allianz Stadium in Turin on Thursday.

Buffon, 40, captained Juventus to a seventh straight Serie A title and fourth consecutive Coppa Italia triumph this season.

The former Parma goalkeeper could make his 640th and final Serie A appearance against Hellas Verona on Sunday.

“There will never be another Gigi,” Buffon’s agent told Italian media.