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Marchetti ready to fill Buffon's gloves

June 18, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Italy goalkeeper Federico Marchetti is excited about the opportunity to fill in for injured Azzurri No.1 Gianluigi Buffon against New Zealand on Sunday.

• Buffon to miss New Zealand game

Buffon was substituted in Italy's opening game against Paraguay, with tests revealing that he has has a herniated disc.

Marchetti, the goalkeeper of Serie A side Cagliari, came on as a substitute to help the Azzurri claim a 1-1 draw and insists he is happy ...

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