Gigi Buffon reckons it’s kind of a change from Italy’s point of view that they are free from the permutations and combinations of knockout qualification before their last group game.
In major competitions of late, there has mostly been a sense of Panic in the Italian camp approaching the end of the group stage, but, Six points on the onset in the current Euros have not only bought them the Round of 16 entry, but, it’s also certain that they will not slip to no. 2 in the group.
The Irish game is now regardless and gives breather to the Blues.
Buffon, the man holding the skipper’s badge, has had slight influenza for two to three days and although, it’s getting milder, he would put on the substitute jacket like some of his other regular fellow starters.