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Gianluigi Buffon talked about the size of the net.

Sports media "Daily Sports" reported on the 1st that "Zanluigi Buffon suggested making the goalpost bigger for strikers to score easily."

Buffon is a goalkeeper who will go down in Italian history. He immediately became a Serie A star after debuting professionally in Parma, Italy in the 1995/96 season. He started a new challenge in 2001 while wearing a Juventus uniform. At that time, Juventus paid the highest fee to recruit Buffon as a goalkeeper.

Buffon also played well. He conquered Italy with his unique defense capability. He has won 10 trophies in the league alone. He also won the Copa Italy championship three times.

In 685 games for Juventus, Buffon allowed only 539 runs. Buffon returned to Juventus after a year of playing for Paris Saint-Germain during the 2018/19 season. He made his last choice after playing as a rotation member.

Buffon ended his career with Parma, his former club in Serie B. Buffon played in 45 games for two seasons, burning up his remaining passion. Since his retirement, he has been the head of the Italian national team.

Buffon also displayed impressive performance as a member of the Italian national team. He played in 176 A-matches, setting the record of playing the most in Italy. In particular, he contributed greatly to his country's victory at the FIFA World Cup in 2006. He was the runner-up at the UEFA Euro 2012.

Buffon, a legendary goalkeeper, has come up with an "extraordinary" proposal, saying that soccer needs to change. He demanded a change in the size of the goalpost. The size of the goalposts currently in use was set in 1875. The goalposts are 8 yards (7.32 meters) long and 8 feet (2.44 meters) high.

"We need to think about it. I recently discussed this with my family," Buffon said. "When I debuted in 1998, I was among the top five tallest players in Serie A. When I played for Serie B Parma last season, I was still in the top five. Of course, on the field."

Buffon cited other sports as examples. "The size of the goalie was determined in 1875. It probably suited the human body at that time. It was probably right then," Buffon said. "We have to think about the size of the goalie given the current goalies. In volleyball, we are talking about the height of the net. I know because my sister is playing volleyball."

"It's not up to me to decide. Relevant agencies should consider and research. The goalkeeper's height has also grown, but the players' shooting has become stronger and unpredictable. The technique is getting better and better," he said.

"However, we can see the effect of goalkeeper's height on mid-range shots. Thirty years ago, 50 shots scored 10 goals. Now, about three out of 50. It is much harder to score from a distance against a 2-meter goalkeeper," he added.
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