Russia: 'It's a good moment to change' — WC winner Cannavaro laments Italy's qualifying failure

Fabio Cannavaro, former Italy footballer (English): «I'm so sad you know because for us it (not qualifying) was a big disaster and everyone in Italy is really sad. Now to be honest with you is a good moment to come back stronger than before because it's a good moment to change something — the people want the way for something to change and we will see in the future for something.» Stan... Еще Collymore, reporter & f. English footballer (English): «You're a passionate Italian, you're passionate about your country — would you want to be involved with the (Italian) federation somewhere down the line?» Fabio Cannavaro, former Italy footballer (English): «To be honest with you, now I'm coaching China I'm happy there and I know we have many good people in Italy that can do some change, that can do something better than me.» Stan Collymore, reporter & f. English footballer (English): «Briefly a word on the World Cup, you're obviously doing something that you're looking forward to. Which two or three teams do you feel are the favourites to win the tournament.» Fabio Cannavaro, former Italy footballer (English): «Of course, the German team and the Spanish team and the Brazilian team, but I think it's a good time for Messi (Argentinian Footballer) to do something even more because it's the last chance for him.» Stan Collymore, reporter & f. English footballer (English): «And finally a word on Russia the hosts. Will it be a benefit them hosting the tournament or are you concerned that it might be a bit of a struggle?» Fabio Cannavaro, former Italy footballer (English): «You know that the World Cup is the World Cup — no one knows what's happening in the future, but I think Russia is ready to do a very good World Cup.» Former Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro lamented Italy's failure to qualify for next year's FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 during a press conference in Moscow on Wednesday. It is the first time the Azzurri has missed out on the competition since 1958. «I'm so sad you know because for us it (not qualifying) was a big disaster and everyone in Italy is really sad. Now to be honest with you, it is a good moment to come back stronger than before because it's a good moment to change something», said Cannavaro. The 2006 world cup winning captain has also backed Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi to shine at next year's tournament, stating his belief that this is the Argentina's 'last chance' «I think it's a good time for Messi (Argentinian footballer) to do something even more because it's the last chance for him», Cannavaro said. The FIFA World Cup Final group stages draw takes place today, December 1 in Moscow.

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