Twitter Reacts As Italy CRASH OUT Of World Cup 2018

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Italy will not take part in a World Cup for the first time in SIXTY years, after failing to beat Sweden in the two-legged play-offs.

Sweden went into the encounter with a 1-0 lead thanks to Jakob Johansson’s goal in the first leg, and all Italy had to do was score once to at least take the game to penalties. They failed to do that though, and the football world is now set to witness a World Cup without the 2006 winners for the first time since 1958.

Both sides should arguably have been handed a penalty each, and poor refereeing decisions contributed to the game, but Italy have no one to blame but themselves. The Swedes were brilliant defensively, and were so well organized that the Azzurri could not break them down, despite dominating possession and throwing everything they could at the men in yellow.

The game wasn’t just the end of Italy’s hopes for the upcoming tournament in Russia though – it might also be the last time we ever see Gianluigi Buffon put on the Italy jersey as he collected his 175th for his country.

As expected, the shocking result sent shockwaves around the football world, and the impact was evident on social media, where sorrow, cheer and laughter were in full flow at the Italians’ plight. Here are some of the best tweets that are currently doing their rounds on Twitter:



Written by Reyhan Ashley  

Manchester United fan, Wayne Rooney is his role model. Passionate writer who has written for several sites in the past. He’s also an aspiring pianist and creates background music for BlameFootball’s Youtube channel.


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