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'Do or die' matches are nothing new for Buffon
It's nothing new for Buffon when Italy faces Uruguay for a spot in 2nd round of World Cup
By ANDREW DAMPF
Associated Press
2014-06-22 11:42 PM

NATAL, Brazil (AP) -- It will be nothing new for Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon when the Azzurri face Uruguay on Tuesday with a spot in the second round of the World Cup on the line.

Italy will advance with a win or a draw in the Group D match.

Buffon says "this is the 10th tournament I'm playing with Italy and in 10 tournaments only once -- in last year's Confederations Cup -- were we already qualified by the third match."

However, Italy is coming off a draining 1-0 loss to Costa Rica.

Buffon adds "we have to carry the Costa Rica loss as baggage and that could make it seem tougher."

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