Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to miss England game

Gianluigi Buffon suffered an ankle injury in training. Credit: Reuters

The Italian goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon has been ruled out of tonight's game against England after suffering an ankle injury.

The 36-year-old sustained a slight ankle sprain on Friday and will reportedly be replaced by Paris Saint-Germain's Salvatore Sirigu.

As the most-capped player in Italy's squad with 140 international appearances, Buffon's injury is a major blow to Italy.

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