Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon poses for photos before a training session at the Maria Lamas Farache-Frasqueirao stadium in Natal, June 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Toru Hanai)
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Italy are "must-win" game specialists and have a Chameleon-like versatility that will get them the result they need in this week's World Cup showdown with Uruguay, captain Gianluigi Buffon said Sunday.The 36-year-old goalkeeper, playing in his fifth World Cup, said Italy's experience in playing clutch matches would hold them in good stead in the Group D decider at the Dunas arena Tuesday.Buffon said past tournaments had showed a poor second match was entirely in keeping with the Italian traditions.More concerning for Italy perhaps is the injury that will almost certainly rule holding midfielder Daniele De Rossi out of the match and force coach Cesare Prandelli to change his formation.Four-times world champions, Italy have reached five finals and two semi-finals in World Cups and European Championships since 1982 .
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