The Italy national football team (Italian: Nazionale di calcio dell'Italia) represents Italy in association football and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), the governing body for football in Italy.
Italy's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia was a disaster for the historic soccer nation. Here's why they couldn't get the job done, as told by those who know it best, the...
It was back in September that the president of the Italian Football Association had said that not qualifying for next year's FIFA World Cup would be "an apocalypse" for the four-time World Cup winners. edition.cnn.com
The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the 14th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 8 June to 8 July 1990 in Italy, the second country to host the event twice (the first being Mexico in 1986). Teams representing 116 national football associations entered, and qualification began in April 1988. A total of 22 teams qualified from this ... en.wikipedia.org
The fitting culmination to what was, in the eyes of most observers, the quintessential FIFA World Cup ™ tournament. This match had all the ingredients of a great final - goals, end-to-end football and star players. www.fifa.com
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Italy will miss the World Cup for the first time since 1958, an astounding development in an autumn full of qualifying casualties. The Netherlands, United States, Ghana and now Italy, a four-time champion and a pillar of soccer for almost a century, all will be absent from the 2018 tournament. Amid ... www.washingtonpost.com
Four-time winners Italy will miss out on the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after they could only draw 0-0 with Sweden at the San Siro in the second leg of their play-off on Monday... bleacherreport.com
Soccer's version of "The Butterfly Effect." A politician in Peru proposes legislation and somewhere in Italy, an opportunist tells us that it will result in Italy being given a free pass to the 2018 World Cup Finals. www.forbes.com