Published On: Tue, Nov 14th, 2017

Italy zero – Sweden zero: Italians fail to achieve World Cup for first time in 60 years


Italy boss Giampiero Ventura has additionally resigned because of the result.

Sweden’s solely objective within the first leg from Jakob Johansson proved to be the decisive issue of their World Cup qualifier because the Scandinavian nation surprised the Italians.

It means the four-time world champions is not going to be at a World Cup for the primary time since 1958.

Gianlugi Buffon had been hoping to compete within the World Cup one remaining time however will not get the chance regardless of having a fairly evening in his homeland.

Sweden very hardly ever theatened whereas Italy dominated the match however Ventura’s facet couldn’t discover a means via their opponent’s backline.

Ventura’s job was already at risk previous to the match after they struggled via qualifying and following the match on the San Siro this night he resigned.

Italy had 75 per cent possession and created 23 makes an attempt nevertheless it was to little avail.

The closest the hosts got here to scoring was a Ciro Motionless effort which was partially stopped by Robin Olsen and cleared away by Victor Lindelof because it was about to trickle over the road.

Substitute Stephan El Shaarawy’s thumping volley late on was additionally well saved by Olsen.

Clearly heart-broken at full-time Buffon admitted he felt sorry for Italian soccer.

“I am not sorry for myself however all of Italian soccer. We failed at one thing which additionally means one thing on a social degree. There’s remorse at ending like that, not as a result of time passes.”

The outcome sees Jan Andersson’s Sweden facet attain the World Cup for the primary time since 2006, after they have been in the identical group as England.


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