The Italians sank in Belfast like the Titanic they built in this city – Other – Football – Sports

Italian footballers were missing from the 2018 World Cup in Russia and it is uncertain whether they will perform next year in Qatar.

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Disappointed Italian Emerson.

The Italians did not manage the last qualifying step – they did not conquer the Northern Irish and did not secure a direct advance. Only a goalless draw was born in Belfast, so the chance was firmly in the hands of the Swiss. In Lucerne, the Bulgarians were 4-0 and became the winners of the C-group ahead of the Italians.

If the reigning European champions do not want to be missing for a year among the elite of the World Cup in Qatar, they have to manage the play-off matches in March. They will be joined by teams that finished second in their qualifying groups.

They will be joined by two group winners from the League of Nations 2020/2021, who did not finish in the first two places of their groups in the World Cup 2022 qualification. The draw divides the twelve teams into three fours, and they complete the semifinals and finals. The three successful finalists will present themselves at the World Cup 2022. A dozen aspirants are not yet complete, but there are also Portuguese, Poles, Swedes, Austrians and Russians.

“The disappointment of you, Squadra Azzurra, is enormous. Since October 2018, under the leadership of Robert Mancini, we have lost only one of the 37 matches recently in the semifinals of the League of Nations with the French, and even so, we may be missing from the World Cup. Nobody counted on it and tifosi are crying, “wrote the daily Gazzetta dello Sport according to the Swiss website Blicku.ch.

“While the Swiss did what was expected of them, the European champion did the exact opposite, playing only an unexpected draw. Not even five attackers on the field were enough for us to score. The legendary steamer Titanic was built in Belfast at the beginning of the 20th century, and in the same city Italy has now encountered a northern Irish glacier. And she’s sinking, “Gazzetta added in a pathetic tone.

Social networks have also flooded the disappointments of Italian fans who do not want to believe that the European champion does not have to take part in the World Cup. “My son is two years old and has barely started talking. However, he has already managed to ask me if it is true that Italy is the worst in the world. Unfortunately, I said yes, “a Valeria Angione wrote on Twitter.

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Former English footballer and currently well-known expert Gary Lineker is also shaking his head in disbelief at what happened in Belfast with the Italians. “How fast can the powerful fall? Please proceed! I can’t imagine another world championship without Italy, “Lineker tweeted.

Coach Roberto Mancini is disappointed, however, he tries to pull the black thoughts into the back. He still believes in his team that he will not miss the final tournament of the World Cup 2022. “We should have decided this qualification in the previous match against the Swiss, but we still have a chance to correct it. We are still one of the best teams in Europe and I am sure that we will manage the remaining two games in the playoffs, “said Mancini according to blick.ch.


Source: Pravda – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by futbal.pravda.sk.

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