Gianluigi Buffon has paid tribute to former team-mate Andrea Pirlo after the midfielder agreed a switch to MLS with New York City FC. Pirlo’s move to New York, where he will play alongside David Villa and Frank Lampard, was confirmed on Monday. Buffon enjoyed a trophy-laden four years with the playmaker at Juve, lifting four
Spain’s friendly with Italy in March will go ahead, despite the Italian Football Association (FIGC) asking for a postponement. The FIGC requested the match be cancelled as the sides could meet at the quarter-final stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Spain and Italy met twice in quick succession at UEFA Euro 2012,
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) have contacted their Spanish counterparts about the possibility of postponing a friendly between the nations. The sides, who met in the UEFA Euro 2012 final that Spain won 4-0, had been due to meet in a friendly on March 5 in the lead up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.