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Buffon eyes World Cup final

July 1, 2013
By Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent
Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has set his sights on a place in the World Cup final next summer after silencing the critics with three saves in a penalty shootout as Italy overcame Uruguay to finish third at the Confederations Cup.

Buffon, 35, came under fire after failing to save one spot-kick as Italy were beaten 7-6 by Spain in the semi-final shootout, while his credentials as Italy's No.1 were being doubted as the Azzurri shipped a total of ten goals in Brazil.
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