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'Apocalypse' - Italian press react to World Cup failure

Italy's leading sports daily newspaper hailed the arrival of the "apocalypse" after the Azzurri failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958. After losing the first leg of their European play-off 1-0 to Sweden in Stockholm, Italy needed a winning perform...

Italy keeper Buffon ends international career

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon confirmed Monday he was ending his international career after the four-time champions failed to reach the World Cup for the first time in 60 years. Buffon, 39, played his 175th and final game for Italy as they were beaten 1-0 on aggregate in a p...

Buffon ends international career

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon confirmed on Monday he was ending his international career after the four-time champions failed to reach the World Cup for the first time in 60 years. Buffon, 39, played his 175th and final game for Italy as they were beaten 1-0 on aggregate in ...

Giampiero Ventura resigns as Italy manager after Azzurri fail to qualify for World Cup

Giampiero Ventura has resigned as Italy manager after his side failed to qualify for next summer’s World Cup. The Azzurri were beaten to the penultimate spot at Russia 2018 by Sweden after losing 1-0 on aggregate to their Scandinavian opponents. Trailing 1-0 to a Jakob Johans...

Emotional Buffon confirms international retirement

Gianluigi Buffon fought back tears as he confirmed his retirement from international football after Italy's shock failure to qualify for Russia 2018. The Azzurri missed out on a place at the Wor...

Italy fail to qualify for WC

Football: 2006 World Cup winners Italy have failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after losing to underdogs Sweden 1-0 on aggregate.

Maldini: 'Italy vastly superior to Sweden' | Football Italia

Paolo Maldini “daren’t imagine a World Cup without Italy, as we are vastly superior to Sweden,” but reveals he would love a Federation job. The Azzurri lost the first leg of their play-off...

West Ham Defender Arthur Masuaku Being Scouted by Italian Trio With January Transfer Likely

West Ham left back Arthur Masuaku is poised to leave the club in January with Serie A the most likely destination, according to the defender's agent Francesco Lingenti. Lingenti has claimed that...

Ventura faces the sack even if Italy avoid embarrassment

Gian Piero Ventura could be sacked even if Italy qualify for the World Cup and avoid the embarrassment of missing out on the finals for the first time in 60 years. ...

Operation Benzema: Man Utd only signed Michael Owen after failure to lure Madrid star

Michael Owen has revealed that Manchester United only signed him after they were thwarted in the race to sign Karim Benzema from Lyon. In the summer of 2009, the former Liverpool striker made a ...

Masuaku: 'Objective is Serie A' | Football Italia

West Ham United left-back Arthur Masuaku confirms Napoli interest, but “Juventus, Genoa and Milan” are also watching him. “Our objective is Serie A.” There were reports today in the Ital...

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