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Italy coach Prandelli happy seeing Juventus keeper Buffon under pressure

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is happy to see Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon under pressure to keep his Azzurri place.

Buffon, captain for club and country, is now 35 and just two caps short of equalling Fabio Cannavaro's 136 games for his country.

"Buffon, with me in charge of the side, has always been and will continue to be the No 1," Prandelli told Sky Sport Italia.

"However, at the same time, he has to keep a look out over his shoulder because Lazio's Federico Marchetti and Salvatore Sirigu of Paris Saint-Germain are growing a lot.

"The first has re-found his consistency and security, while the second is maturing thanks to some important experiences in Paris."

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