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Italy's Buffon 'to miss Denmark game'

October 16, 2012
By ESPN staff

Reports say Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is out of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Denmark at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

 Gigi Buffon
PA PhotosGianiluigi Buffon missed Italy's World Cup qualifier

Italian media reports say Buffon, 34, failed a fitness test after he was unable to recover from an adductor muscle strain. If that is confirmed, Napoli's Morgan De Sanctis will replace him.

On Monday, Buffon trained for the first time since the 3-1 win over Armenia last week.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report