Veteran Italy goalkeeper, Buffon is confident the Azzurri’s can qualify for Russia 2018, despite their underwhelming 3-0 loss to Spain.
The top two teams of Group G slugged it out at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Isco and Morata leading La Roja to victory.
The loss leaves Italy three points behind Spain, with three games left to play and Buffon is not losing faith.
And Buffon insists they could still secure a place in Russia next year, even if they might have to go through the play-offs.
“We believe and hope to go to the World Cup,” Buffon told TMW Radio .
“There is a year ahead of us, there will be training camps to refine certain mechanisms. There are values in this squad that don’t always emerge.”