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Buffon return gives Italy Costa Rican boost

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Buffon return gives Italy Costa Rican boost
Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was back in training on Tuesday following an ankle injury. Photo: Simo82/Flickr
08:29 CEST+02:00
Gianluigi Buffon was back in World Cup training on Tuesday but Italy would not say whether or not he will be fit to face Costa Rica on Friday.

The 36-year-old Juventus shot-stopper seemed to be training normally, diving on the ball, but Azzurri coach Cesare Prandelli may yet decide to hold him back until the final Group D clash with Uruguay on June 24th, to give the 2006 World Cup winner more time to fully recover.

Buffon had to pull out of Saturday's 2-1 win over England due to an ankle sprain, with Paris Saint-Germain's Salvatore Sirigu filling the void between the sticks.

Centre-back Andrea Barzagli and midfielder Daniele De Rossi, both of whom sat out Monday's training, were back in action on Tuesday.

Full-back Mattia De Sciglio, who was ruled out of the England match due to a muscle problem, also trained Tuesday.

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