Italy's Buffon to miss Denmark game

Reuters, Tuesday 16 Oct 2012

Buffon has been ruled out of the Azzurri's World Cup qualifier after failing a late fitness test

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon stops the ball during a training session at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 (Photo: AP)

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been ruled out of the World Cup qualifier at home to Denmark later on Tuesday with a thigh injury, the Italian football federation said in a statement.

Morgan De Sanctis is likely to deputise in Milan.

Italy top Group B following Friday's 3-1 win in Armenia, when Buffon shone.

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