Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has revealed that he wishes to represent Italy at the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar next year. The former Juventus goalkeeper revealed this in a recent interview on his New club, Parma's official website, adding that he does not feel so old and would still like to have another shot at the World Cup by participating next year.

Buffon left Juventus this summer and sealed a return to his boyhood club Parma where he started his professional career, insisting that he wants to finish his career there. Buffon has won almost every trophy available to be won in his career judging by where he has played but he is yet to lift the UEFA Champions League title even though he has tried his best to.

Before engineering a return to Juventus some months ago, he first left the Old Lady and signed for French Ligue 1 heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain but after seeing that the Italian side had signed football legend Cristiano Ronaldo, he felt it was cool to return to Juve as he wanted to try to have another go at winning the title. However, things didn't go according to plan and Juve were not able to win the competition, so Buffon decided to rejoin Parma this summer.

Speaking during the interview, Buffon said Parma president Kyle Krause approached him and asked if he would fancy a return to Parma after a game between the club and Juventus. The 42-year-old said that people normally do not use that channel to convince players to sign for them but he liked the method because he sensed that the club had a vision and he decided to join the Serie B outfit on a free transfer.

Buffon will be 43 next year and it remains to be seen whether he will be fit enough to make the Italy national team squad for the competition next year.