Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon says Italy World Cup rookies Leonardo Bonucci and Salvatore Bocchetti are worth watching in South Africa.

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."