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Italy: Fans disheartened as Italy fails to qualify for first World Cup in 60 years02:45

Italy: Fans disheartened as Italy fails to qualify for first World Cup in 60 years

Italy, Milan
November 14, 2017 at 02:53 GMT -00:00 · Published

Italian football fans were disheartened after the Italian national football team failed to qualify for the football World Cup for the first time since 1958, after losing a play-off against Sweden in Milan's San Siro Stadium, Monday.

Some fans expressed disappointment over the loss, blaming the Italian national team's coach, Gian Piero Ventura, and calling him “embarrassing” and unfit for the position.

Sweden qualified to the 2018 Russia FIFA World Cup. Italy's failure to qualify came as a shock to the four-times World Cup winners. Following the failed qualification, the team's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced his retirement from international football with teary eyes.

Italy: Fans disheartened as Italy fails to qualify for first World Cup in 60 years02:45
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Italian football fans were disheartened after the Italian national football team failed to qualify for the football World Cup for the first time since 1958, after losing a play-off against Sweden in Milan's San Siro Stadium, Monday.

Some fans expressed disappointment over the loss, blaming the Italian national team's coach, Gian Piero Ventura, and calling him “embarrassing” and unfit for the position.

Sweden qualified to the 2018 Russia FIFA World Cup. Italy's failure to qualify came as a shock to the four-times World Cup winners. Following the failed qualification, the team's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced his retirement from international football with teary eyes.

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