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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Gianluigi Buffon backing Italy to overcome Spain in crunch qualifier

Gab Marcotti reflects on Gianluigi Buffon's career and what comes next after reaching 1,000 career matches.

Gianluigi Buffon believes Italy can "achieve something great" when they take on Spain in World Cup qualifying in September.

Buffon, 39, was speaking after making his 1,000th career appearance as Italy defeated Albania 2-0 on Friday.

That victory keeps them level on points at the top of Group G with Spain, though La Roja are ahead on goal difference.

The two sides meet in a crunch clash in Madrid in September, having played out a 1-1 draw in Turin in October, and Buffon is confident ahead of the...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Italy's Ventura: Everything in place for Azzurri to have strong future

Gab Marcotti reflects on Gianluigi Buffon's career and what comes next after reaching 1,000 career matches.
Italy beat Albania 2-0 in World Cup qualifying as goalkeeper GIanluigi Buffon made his 1,000th professional appearance.

Italy boss Giampiero Ventura believes his side have a bright future ahead after their 2-0 victory over Albania in World Cup qualifying on Friday.

Goals from Daniele De Rossi and Ciro Immobile in goalkeeper Gianluigi's Buffon's 1,000th career match helped the Azzurri easily overcome the Albanians.

And Ventura was pleased with the effort on the day, telling Rai Sport: "At the start there was some desire to do a bit too much and not the right fluidity. Aside from that chance after 30...