The Azzurri did not reach a goalless draw during their visit to Northern Ireland.
It is possible for Italy to go from celebrating 2020’s European Cup to missing 2022’s World Cup.
They were unable to surpass a goalless draw in Northern Ireland’s visit by the Azzurri. This, along with Switzerland’s victory over Bulgaria 4-0, places them second in Group C. They will need to take part in Repechage to obtain their tickets. The Helvetians have a direct ticket to the competition.
The wild card match was also attended by the Italian representative four years ago. They lost to Sweden and missed their first World Cup since 1958.
Roberto Mancini led the Windsor Park team. They tried their best, but were stopped by the strong defense from the local team. Gianluigi Donnerumma, the goalkeeper, had to sometimes intervene in order to prevent a goal from Northern Ireland.
Over time, news of the Swiss team’s goal against Bulgaria began to become a board for the Azzurri. For him to reach Qatar in 2022, and to complete three goals in an hour, he had to score two goals within the 80th minute. annotation.
The miracle didn’t happen and Italy will now have the opportunity to take part at Repechage. Repechage includes two qualifiers to compete in the World Cup and can be used to measure teams such as Portugal or Sweden.