Gianluigi Buffon ruled out of Italy's clash against Denmark with injury
Last Updated: October 16, 2012 1:34pm
Gianluigi Buffon: Goalkeeper out of Italy¿s clash with Denmark in Milan with injury
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.