Buffon ruled out of Denmark match

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will miss the Denmark match with a thigh injury.
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Italy leads World Cup qualifying Group B following a 3-1 against Armenia.
1 Italy 3 7 +4
2 Bulgaria 3 5 +1
3 Czech Rep 2 4 +2
4 Armenia 3 3 -2
5 Denmark 2 2  0
6 Malta 3 0 -5

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has decided to sit out a World Cup qualifier against Denmark later Tuesday due to a left thigh muscle problem.

Buffon sat out training Monday but coach Cesare Prandelli had said he still wanted to play.

However, after a final test Tuesday morning, Buffon opted not to feature in the Group B match.

It is unclear if Buffon might also be at risk of missing Sunday's match with Juventus against Serie A co-leader Napoli.

Napoli goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis is expected to replace him against Denmark.

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