Buffon insists the current Azzurri are capable of winning the World Cup again.
"There are many players," he said. "I have been struck by Bonucci: he has quality and personality. I liked Maggio against Switzerland. We know about Criscito.
"Bocchetti is always concentrated. We have faith.
"Only winning the competition would be considered a success given how football is seen by us. Or even getting to the quarter-finals, against Brazil and Spain, and playing as equals, going out without regrets.
"It's all relative, but we hope not to go out in the group stages."