Italy’s legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (left) was in tears after Italy’s play-off elimination and announced his retirement from international football. Photo: AP

Sweden a long-time jinx to Italy when it comes to foiling their hopes at major tournaments

Whether playing the Swedish team or playing in Sweden, the Scandinavian country has been associated with some of four-time champions Italy’s darkest moments in football

Topic |   2018 Fifa World Cup European qualifying

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Italy’s legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (left) was in tears after Italy’s play-off elimination and announced his retirement from international football. Photo: AP
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