Gianluigi Buffon ruled out of Italy's clash against Denmark with injury

Gianluigi Buffon: Goalkeeper out of Italy¿s clash with Denmark in Milan with injury

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Italy international goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been ruled out of the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Denmark on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old has failed to recover from a thigh injury he picked up during the Azzurri's 3-1 victory over Armenia on Friday, and will now sit out the game at San Siro in Milan.

"Gianluigi Buffon will not play tonight against Denmark," reads a statement by the Italian football federation (FIGC) on Tuesday morning.

"The Italy captain has been struggling with a left adductor muscle strain and did not pass the fitness test this morning."

Napoli goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis is now expected to replace Buffon for their Group B clash against the Danes.