{
    "title": "Italy great Buffon to leave Juve",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2018\/5\/Gianluigi-Buffon-180513-Greets-G-1050.jpg",
    "body": "<p>\r\nJuventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced on Thursday that he will leave the Turin giants after 17 years but did not call time as expected on his playing career.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nBuffon, 40, captained Juventus to a seventh straight Serie A title and fourth consecutive Italian Cup triumph this season.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\"To end this adventure with two new victories was important,\" the Italian told a press conference at the Allianz Stadium.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\"Saturday will be my final match with Juventus.\"<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nThe former Parma goalkeeper will make his 640th and final Serie A appearance for Juventus against Verona in Turin.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nBuffon holds the record for going 974 minutes in Serie A football without conceding a goal and has kept 300 clean sheets in 655 competitive club matches.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nItaly's most capped player with 176, Buffon could make his international farewell on June 4 in a friendly against the Netherlands.<\/p>",
    "blurb": "Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced on Thursday that he will leave the Turin giants after 17 years.",
    "date": "2018-05-17T12:18:37",
    "author": "",
    "credit": "AFP",
    "img_credit": null,
    "category": "Italy",
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}