What a shame….
— Italy (@azzurri) November 13, 2017
Italy will not go to the 2018 World Cup. The last time this happened was 60 years ago – Harold Macmillan was Prime Minister and the US had just launched its first satellite. Incredible.
— Richard Conway, BBC (@richard_conway) November 13, 2017
Mamma Mia! Italy, 6 times World Cup finalists, 4 times World Cup winners, ever-present in the World Cup finals since 1958 have failed to qualify for #Russia2018. It won’t be quite the same without them. Arrivederci.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 13, 2017
The scenes across Italy with the four-time world champions behind against Sweden.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) November 13, 2017
Italy have only ever failed to qualify for one World Cup before … in 1958 … in Sweden.
— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) November 13, 2017