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Euro 2016: Buffon misses Italy training with fever

Football Soccer - Italy v Sweden - EURO 2016 - Group E - Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse, France - 17/6/16 Italy's Gianluigi Buffon in action REUTERS/ Vincent Kessler Livepic
Football Soccer - Italy v Sweden - EURO 2016 - Group E - Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse, France - 17/6/16Italy's Gianluigi Buffon in actionREUTERS/ Vincent KesslerLivepic

MONTPELLIER, France (Reuters) - Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon missed training on Sunday morning because of a fever, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said.

Winger Antonio Candreva trained separately, meanwhile, as he tried to recover from a hamstring injury he suffered in the 1-0 win over Sweden on Friday.

With Italy having already assured top place in Group E and qualified for the last 16, Buffon, 38, was expected to be rested in any case for Wednesday's match against Ireland in Lille.

(Writing by Brian Homewood in Nice; Editing by Toby Davis)

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