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Gianluigi Buffon reveals his surprise support for 'second team' CAMEROON at the World Cup after Italy's failure to qualify for Qatar - and says their famous 1990 side were 'like heroes to me'

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Gianluigi Buffon has announced he will support Cameroon during the World Cup after Italy failed to qualify for Qatar, with the legendary goalkeeper saying the nation has long been his been his 'second team'.

Italy are missing their second consecutive World Cup, with the reigning European champions suffering a shock 1-0 defeat to North Macedonia in a playoff in March.

The defeat followed the Azzurri missing out on the 2018 World Cup in Russia, after a play-off loss to Sweden.

Gianluigi Buffon has announced he will support Cameroon during the World Cup in Qatar

Gianluigi Buffon has announced he will support Cameroon during the World Cup in Qatar

Buffon, who was part of Italy's World Cup winning side in 2006, has revealed he will back Cameroon in Qatar.

The veteran goalkeeper told Radio Anch'io Sport, as per the Sun, that Cameroon had become his second team during the 1982 World Cup in Spain, where Italy faced the African nation in the group stage.

Buffon said Cameroon's famous 1990 side were were his heroes, with the squad including goalkeeper Thomas N'Kono, as well as forwards Francois Omam-Biyik and Roger Milla.

'It has always been my second team, my favorite Serie B team, ever since the 1982 World Cup', said Buffon, who won a record 175 caps for Italy during

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