This is the apocalypse: Italian press mourns nations World Cup exit

The countrys leading sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport name Carlo Ancelotti as most fancied figure to be next Italian thought coach

” Italy, this is the holocaust ,” was the headline in the country’s leading sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport on Tuesday morning, perhaps an comprehensible reaction for a person whose fondnes for football is so great that the same publishing concluded that” a desire absolutely amazing is necessary reserved for interesting thing[ than the World Cup ]”.

Put in context the facts of the case impel stark decipher. Italy’s abject flop in front of purpose against Sweden, who held the Azzurri to a 0-0 show in the San Siro stadium, intended the emcees failed 1-0 on aggregate and failed to qualify for the tournament for the first time in 60 years, when in 1958 the finals were, appropriately, hosted by the team who halted their progress on Monday.

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Italy have 75% of wealth and 23 fires on point but gaze predictable. With the score 0-0, they desperately necessary a objective but Ventura leaves the imaginative send Lorenzo Insigne on the bench. The final whistling punches and Italy have lost 1-0 on aggregate. “Apocalypse, tragedy, trouble, ” say the Italian press

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Uruguay were the previous World Cup wins who failed to advance to the finals in 2006, but prior to that statisticians had to go back to 1994 when England and France were knocked out during aptitude and before that another 20 years back to Spain in 1974.

La Gazzetta blamed” openings missed “. The paper’s editorial speak:” We will not be with you and you will not be with us. Italy will not participate at the World Cup. There will be inevitable ramifications .” Naturally that will convey the departure of widely criticised chief coach-and-four Gian Piero Ventura, who initially was mistakenly reported to have discontinue in the immediate the consequences of the match.

La Gazzetta were in no doubt: “Ventura, now it’s over,” distinguishing Carlo Ancelotti as one possible successor. The Italian is currently out of drudgery after leaving Bayern Munich.” Whoever comes in will have to rebuild from rubble and is directed towards Euro 2020 ,” spoke the section.” The most fancied refer is Ancelotti but there is the possibility[ Chelsea overseer Antonio] Conte will be restored, as he is a bit tired of England.

” Very welcome alternatives would be[ Roberto] Mancini and[ Massimiliano] Allegri, if they can leave their respective roles at Zenit St Petersburg and Juventus .”

The front page of the other major plays daily, Corriere dello Sport, predicted plainly:” Italy out of the World cup finals”, territory how pain it will be for the country to be on the sidelines when the finals are under way in Russia next June.

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” In only a few months’ duration we will be watching the World Cup for everyone else: for the first time in 60 years we will be on the outside ,” the newspaper commented in an editorial fragment.” It is an unbearable football shame, an indelible blot .”

The online headline in the Italian broadsheet La Repubblica read plainly:” Goodbye Russia”, while Turin’s La Stampa extol:” Cataclysm for Italy, we won’t be going to the World Cup .”

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