Buffon seeks talks with FIGC on National Team project and future


Following Italy’s disappointing exit from EURO 2024 after a loss to Switzerland, Gianluigi Buffon, the team’s head of delegation, has requested a meeting with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to discuss the future of the national team project and his own position.

Sky Sport Italia report that contrary to circulating rumors about his resignation, Buffon is not stepping down. Instead, the World Cup-winning goalkeeper is demonstrating his commitment and sense of responsibility by seeking a comprehensive evaluation of the current situation.

Buffon aims to assess whether the conditions are right for moving forward and potentially renewing the project. This move underscores his dedication to the national team’s success and his willingness to contribute to its future direction.

Meanwhile, FIGC President Gabriele Gravina has called for early elections, scheduling the FIGC electoral assembly for November 4th. This decision comes in the wake of Italy’s underwhelming performance at EURO 2024 under coach Luciano Spalletti.

Buffon’s request for a meeting with the federation highlights the need for a thorough review of the national team’s structure and strategy. As a respected figure in Italian football, his insights and experience could prove valuable in charting a new course for the Azzurri.

The coming weeks are likely to be crucial for Italian football as the federation, along with key figures like Buffon, work to address the challenges facing the national team and plan for a more successful future.


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