Sep 10, 2013 at 7.45pm UK
Italy
2-1
Czech Republic
Chiellini (52'), Balotelli (56' pen.)
Balotelli (30')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Kozak (19')
Kolar (61'), Kozak (78')
Kolar (89')

Team News: Gianluigi Buffon wins record 136th cap for Italy

Team News: Buffon starts for Italy
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Gianluigi Buffon will make his record 136th appearance for Italy against the Czech Republic tonight.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will earn a record 136th cap for Italy in Turin tonight as he has been included in his side's starting lineup against the Czech Republic.

The veteran custodian will equal the all-time record set by Fabio Cannavaro for the Azzurri and the special occasion will be marked by the Bianconeri supporters at the Juventus Stadium.

Coach Cesare Prandelli has also included Mario Balotelli and Riccardo Montolivo in his team, while Pablo Osvaldo is on the bench for tonight's World Cup qualifier.

Meanwhile, former Lazio striker Libor Kozak, Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky and Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will all start for the Czechs.

Italy: Buffon; Bonucci, De Rossi, Chiellini; Maggio, Montolivo, Pirlo, Pasqual; Candreva, Giaccherini; Balotelli

Czech Republic: Cech; Gebre Selassie, Sivok, M Kladec; Limbersky, Plasil, Darida, Husbauer, Rosicky; Jiracek, Kozak

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