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

The Italian national football team did not manage to qualify for the football World Cup for the first time in almost 60 years, when it drew 0-0 with Sweden in Milan's Meazza Stadium on Monday. It marks the first time Italy will miss a World Cup since 1958. Italian supporters had gathered in front of Milan's Meazza stadium before the match, expressing hopefulness. Their hopes turned into... Еще disappointment after the match, with several supporters blaming the Italian national team's coach, Gian Piero Ventura, and seeing him as unfit for the position. One supporter commented on the result by saying that the whole Italian team «should go work in a mine.» Sweden qualified to the 2018 Russia FIFA World Cup. Italy's failure to qualify came as a shock to a nation that won the World Cup four times. Following the failed qualification, the team's goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon announced his retirement from international football with teary eyes.

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