Found June 14, 2014 on Soccerlens:
PLAYERS: Gianluigi Buffon
Italy captain Buffon out of England game, with uncapped youngster in line to start - originally posted on Gianluigi Buffon has failed to recover in time to be selected for Italy’s opening Group D match against England, with the 36-year-old injuring his ankle in training yesterday. The Juventus keeper, who has been a mainstay in the Azzurri starting XI for the past decade, limped out of training yesterday, with the Italians claiming their skipper suffered a ‘light ankle sprain’. The Italian manager, Cesare Prandelli, also attempted to play down fears that Buffon was hurt yesterday, “He twisted his ankle very lightly,” said Prandelli, “It was a very, very light ankle twist.” “He is receiving therapy at the moment, but it is nothing serious.” The injury, however, seems to be more serious than first thought, with multiple sources confirming that Buffon will play no part in the match tonight, news that will give England a real boost going into the fixture. According to th...

World Cup Roundup: Uruguay attacked by ANTS; Buffon to miss England game?

World Cup Roundup: Uruguay attacked by ANTS; Buffon to miss England game? - originally posted on Italy captain Buffon a doubt for England game They came from the Jungle…Uruguayans find Brazilian ants in their beds! ‘Rivaldo’s Gamble’: The next round of our prediction game! England to face a Buffon-less Italy in the sweltering depths of the Amazon? Italy...

Italy GK Gianluigi Buffon to Miss Game vs England

Well this is definitely not welcome news for the Italians as various outlets are reporting that their stalwart captain will be missing for their crucial game against England on Saturday. Italy keeper Gianluigi Buffon misses today's World Cup opener with an ankle injury. He's played 140 games for Italy, most in team history — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 14, 2014

Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon Will Miss World Cup Match Against England

photo credit: calciostreaming via photopin cc The Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will miss Italy’s opening match against England in the first match of Group D due to a twisted ankle. Buffon is widely considered one of the best goalkeepers to ever play and has been named by Brazilian soccer legend Pele as one of the top 125 players of all time. Buffon is both captain of the...

Buffon to miss England clash

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has revealed that he is to miss their clash with England because of an ankle injury. […]

Buffon injury ´nothing serious´

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli played down concerns over captain Gianluigi Buffon after the goalkeeper twisted his ankle at training. On […]

The pitch in Manaus was painted green before England-Italy

Saturday’s England-Italy match in Manaus is one of the most highly anticipated matchups of group play. Yet, just hours before the match begins, the pitch is still not in great condition. In fact, the condition is so bad that groundskeepers were spotted painting it green on Friday. Take a look at some of this pictures from ITV. Portions of the pitch were brown and dead, and the...

England vs Italy Recap

#450652322 / England and Italy met for the 2nd time in World Cup history today, with Italy coming out on top 2-1. The game was fairly close, as both teams had their share of chances. However, Italy capitalized on their chances and therefore picked up the 3 points and will play Costa Rica on Friday in a match that could decide the group. With legendary goalkeeper...
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