Jun 24, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Arena das Dunas, Natal
Italy
0-1
Uruguay

Balotelli (22'), De Sciglio (77')
Marchisio (59')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Godin (81')
Rios (46'), Muslera (90')

Gianluigi Buffon: 'Italy must stay cool against Uruguay'

Juventus's Gianluigi Buffon keeps goal for Italy on September 06, 2011.
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Gianluigi Buffon calls on his Italian teammates to keep focused during their crucial World Cup clash with Uruguay on Tuesday.

Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon has called on his team to remain calm during their crucial World Cup clash with Uruguay on Tuesday.

The Azzurri must avoid defeat in Natal if they want to make it through to the second round of the tournament.

With their place in the last 16 far from secure, Buffon hopes that the Italians can stay focused and get the result that they need to progress.

"Now, we have to send some positive signals and the only way to do that is to raise our game against Uruguay," he told FIFA.com.

"We need to show some strength and pride and come up with a win. We need cool heads but also to be highly motivated. If we end up going out in the first round, it will be a failure."

Italy head into the match on the back of last Friday's surprise 1-0 defeat to Costa Rica.

Italy pose for a team photo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Costa Rica at Arena Pernambuco on June 20, 2014
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