Buffon boosted by captaincy role

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Italy´s World Cup winning goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will captain the Azzurri in Monday´s Euro 2008 Group C opener against Holland.

The Juventus star will replace Fabio Cannavaro as skipper with the veteran defender ruled out for the whole tournament with an ankle injury.

"Yes, I will be the captain," Buffon confirmed on Sunday. "It will not be the first time but it still gives me great joy."

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