2006 champions Italy out of 2018 World Cup

2006 champions Italy out of 2018 World Cup

Former world champions, Italy will be missing when the World Cup kicks off in Russia next summer after they were held to a goalless draw by Sweden in Milan.

Italy needed to overturn a 1-0 deficit they suffered in the first leg, but they failed to score, instead drawing 0-0 with Sweden.

With the result, the Italians will now miss the world event for the first time since 1958.

Italy, who won the 2006 edition, will now miss a tournament in which they have been finalist six times, and winners four times. .

Meanwhile, for Sweden, they have Jakob Johansson’s deflected strike in the first leg, which is the difference, to thank for their return to the world since 2006.

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