Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon admits Italy will miss absent strikers Giuseppe Rossi and Antonio Cassano.

Villarreal forward Rossi and AC Milan's Cassano are both out for six months due to injury.

"They are both missed," Buffon stated at the national side's Coverciano training base.

"Their quality and their personality have given us a lot in the past and I'm convinced that they'll be fit to give us a helping hand at Euro 2012."