Evergreen Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary 'heartbroken' over Buffon's absence at 2018 World Cup

Published on: 14 November 2017

Veteran Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary feels 'heartbroken' over Gianluigi Buffon, who missed out on the 2018 World Cup with Italy.

The Italian legend has retired from the national team after the Azzuri failed to beat Sweden in their play-off on Monday night.

And Hadary, 44, who will be returning to the global stage with the Pharaohs, says the goalkeepers will be playing for the football iconic figure.

"All the goalkeepers in the World Cup will be playing for you, legend."he tweeted.


The Egypt goalkeeper, who made his debut when some of his current team-mates were not even born, should become the oldest player at a World Cup.

By Patrick Akoto