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Buffon fitness boost for Italy

Italy's team doctor gives an update on Gianluigi Buffon's ankle injury. Italy's captain missed out on the game against England, but will play a part in the remainder of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

MANGARATIBA, Brazil -- Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon and full-back Mattia De Sciglio have resumed training as the Azzurri squad nears full strength at the World Cup.

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Midfielder Daniele De Rossi and centre-back Andrea Barzagli also returned full training on Tuesday after skipping a day of practice with minor problems.

Buffon and De Sciglio were both absent for Italy's 2-1 win over England on Saturday.

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Buffon hurt his left ankle and knee a day before the England game, and De Sciglio had an injured left leg.

Italy next face Costa Rica on Friday in Group D, then meet Uruguay four days later.


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