‘Disaster’: Italy not in WC, first time in 60 yrs
I talians slumped into collective depression on Tuesday after the national team failed to qualify for the Fifa World Cup for the first time in 60 years. ‘Disaster’, ‘nightmare’ and ‘humiliation’ were some of the expressions used to describe the shock exit.
The 2-time champs missed the bus after playing out a 0-0 draw with Sweden in the 2nd leg of their playoff, having lost the first leg 0-1. A tearful skipper Gianluigi Buffonsaid he was “sorry for all of Italian football” as he led a wave of international retirements.