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Euro 2016: Gianluigi Buffon misses Italy training with fever

Gianluigi Buffon picked up a booking in Italy's second game and would have been suspended from the knockout fixture had he been yellow carded again.

By: Reuters | Montpellier | Published: June 19, 2016 6:52:56 pm
Gianluigi Buffon, Buffon fever, Buffon Italy, Italy Euro 2016, Euro 2016, Euro 2016 news, football news, football Gianluigi Buffon missed training for Italy in preparation for the final group game. (Source: Reuters)

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon missed training on Sunday morning because of a fever, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said. (RESULTS | STANDINGS)

Winger Antonio Candreva trained separately, meanwhile, as he tried to recover from a hamstring injury he suffered in the 1-0 win over Sweden on Friday.

With Italy having already assured top place in Group E and qualified for the last 16, Buffon, 38, was expected to be rested in any case for Wednesday’s match against Ireland in Lille.

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