Italy's Buffon ruled out of England clash


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Manaus, Croatia ( - Italy goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon has been ruled out of the nation's Group D clash with England on Saturday due to an ankle injury.

The Juventus veteran picked up a knock in training but was hopeful of suiting up for Italy's opening match, but he was not able to recover in time.

Buffon, 36, is Italy's all-time leader in appearances with 140 caps.

Paris Saint-Germain's Salvatore Sirigu is expected to start for the Azzurri.

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