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Italy out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup!

Italy out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup!

We lacked the energy and sharpness to score a goal, but at the end of the day Sweden played in much the same way as the first leg.

"I expect a full San Siro to carry this team through".

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The hosts had penalty appeals in the opening few minutes as Marco Parolo appeared to be tripped from behind by Ludwig Augustinsson, but the referee waved play on and booked Giorgio Chiellini for dissent. But even in its most basic form, it would surely be better than the status quo, which sees officials castigated for honest mistakes and teams denied a place at the World Cup as a outcome.

I don't want to think it's the game of life but I'm convinced that, with the help of the fans, we will do it.

Not since the 1958 tournament, coincidentally held in Sweden, have the Azzurri not been at football's showpiece event, but defeat in Solna in the first leg proved their undoing and surely signals the end of Gian Piero Ventura's disappointing reign as manager.

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The rot started long before Ventura took charge.

It was still goal-less at half-time, and the tension rose as time began to tick down in the second stanza, with Italy increasingly desperate to get the goal that would keep them in contention.

While Pirlo acknowledges that the team "seemed frustrated", he insists that he is quietly confident of them getting through, saying: "I like this Italy".

The Croatian football federation seems to have approached Ancelotti for the same reasons as Italy, as the team face equal hard times.

An El Shaarawy shot was kept out by Olsen and Parolo's header whent wide, then Buffon came up for a corner in a final desperate gamble as Italy fell short of reaching the World Cup for the first time in 60 years.

The Brazilian-born Jorginho was finally handed his competitive debut by Ventura, and the midfielder impressed with some deft passing. Unfortunately for the Lazio frontman, he was forced to shoot from a tight angle and could only fire into the side-netting.

Alessandro Florenzi was also back following a year out after twice tearing a knee ligament, and the midfielder forced Olsen into his only real save, while a cross of his was also deflected onto the crossbar in the second half.


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