Tuesday Kickoff: Buffon, La Liga, FIFA and more

Tuesday Kickoff: Buffon, La Liga, FIFA and more

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Tuesday Kickoff: Buffon, La Liga, FIFA and more



Still years away, a legend between the pipes has decided to reveal when he will step away from the game while transfer news continues to dominate the headlines this Tuesday.

Juventus and Italy national team goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon revealed he will retire from soccer following the 2018 World Cup. (REPORT)

La Liga extended its transfer deadline, which will now end on Monday. (REPORT)

FIFA president hopeful and current UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino received the support of the Central American Football Union, which has seven votes in the upcoming FIFA election on Feb. 26. (REPORT)

Newcastle United has reportedly agreed to a $17 million (£12 million) transfer fee for English winger Andros Townsend from Tottenham. (REPORT)

Football Leaks released the transfer agreement for the sale of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid to Arsenal, and it includes a provision that allows Real Madrid to have the first option on re-signing him should the Gunners decide to transfer him to another La Liga side. (REPORT)

Spain national team head coach Vicente del Bosque said no players are guaranteed to be on his roster for the upcoming Euro 2016 this summer. (REPORT)

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez said the club will not sign any players during the January transfer window. (REPORT)

While Real Madrid submitted its transfer ban appeal, Atletico Madrid presented its own appeal of the two-window transfer ban to the FIFA Disciplinary Commission. (REPORT)

CONCACAF’s Executive Committee proposed a list of reforms, including a term limit for “CONCACAF Council members and members of independent committees.” (REPORT)

Tottenham revealed 28-year-old Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen suffered damage to his medial collateral ligament in his knee. (REPORT)


SBI took a close look at five MLS Homegrown talents not named Jordan Morris from this year’s class. (REPORT)

Atlanta United announced its first-ever signing, 23-year-old goalkeeper Alexander Tambakis, who will spend 2015 with the Charleston Battery. (REPORT)

Everton head coach Roberto Martinez said the club had not received any bids for 36-year-old American goalkeeper Tim Howard, and also further stated that there have been no inquiries. (REPORT)

The Weekend’s Best was revealed by SBI, and Argentine Angel Di Maria was named Player of the Week. (REPORT)

How will you remember Buffon? Who do you think will be appointed FIFA president in February?

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