Sports

Misfiring Italy fail to reach World Cup for first time since 1958

Misfiring Italy fail to reach World Cup for first time since 1958

After Sweden's "Miracle of Milan" booked them a berth at the World Cup finals and sent Italy crashing out, could Zlatan Ibrahimovic be set for a return from worldwide retirement?

"We had no weapons left", Andersson admitted. "I just said we were near the end and had to win, so send the strikers to warm up".

Their on-field celebrations proved too much for the Eurosport news desk, which they tackled and subsequently broke.

The Italians were desperate to get a first goal before halftime, when Ciro Immobile found himself in on goal, but his shot took a slight deflection from Swedish goalkeeper Robin Olsen and was ultimately cleared before the ball could trickle over the goal line by Andreas Granqvist.

Buffon made 175 appearances for Italy and was also a runner-up in the 2012 Euros.

"It's a shame my last official game coincided with the failure to qualify for the World Cup". BBC's Matthew Kenyon goes over the 39-year-old's other impressive stats.

More news: Winners Emerge as African Music Stars Glow at AFRIMA 2017

"I'm sorry. Not for me, but for Italy. The only regret is that it ended like this", he added. "We have believed in this, we know how strong we are".

In the minutes after the Swedes hung on for a goalless draw on Monday that secured one of the big World Cup upsets, Ibrahimovic wrote "We are Zweden" on Instagram next to a photo of the delighted team, deliberately adding the "Z" of his name to his country's. It's a unique disappointment.

Failure to qualify has heaped pressure on Italy boss Gian Piero Ventura, with the sport daily Corriere dello Sport calling for him to step down, while the headline in La Gazzetta dello Sport read "Italy, this is the apocalypse".

It continued: "We will not be with you and you will not be with us".

"There will be inevitable consequences, but let's just see if they stop with Ventura or go further".

The Italian media has largely placed the blame for a poor qualifying campaign and dismal play-off attempt at the door of head coach Giampiero Ventura, who is under contract until 2020. I have to evaluate an infinity of things. "I have not yet spoken to the president", said Ventura. We will meet with the federation and discuss it'.


  • Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) Position Lessened by Riverhead Capital Management LLC

    Eli Lilly and Company ( LLY ) have shown a high EPS growth of -8.00% in the last 5 years and has earnings rose of 14.10% yoy. Similarly, the company's 10% Owner LILLY ENDOWMENT INC on 2017-10-04 Sell 205000 shares of the company at a price of $86.81.
    Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for finance minister

    Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for finance minister

    The court also issued a notice to Dar's guarantor Ahmad Ali Qudoosi for failing to ensure the presence of the minister. On September 27, the finance minister had been indicted for possessing assets beyond his known sources of income.
    Oscar De La Hoya training in secret, calls out Conor McGregor

    Oscar De La Hoya training in secret, calls out Conor McGregor

    De La Hoya retired from boxing in 2009 after losing a fight to Manny Pacquaio the previous year. Mayweather defeated McGregor by TKO in the 10th round in a record-breaking pay-per-view.
  • Stock Review: Tracking Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG)

    Stock Review: Tracking Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG)

    Gateway Invest Advisers Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 0.01% invested in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 10,729 shares. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc . had 201 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:CMG) is now 2.96.
    Arsene Wenger opens door to worldwide  management after Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger opens door to worldwide management after Arsenal

    And he's still very much enjoying life in club management. "As long as possible as a manager, but one day that will stop". "The referee had an absolutely atrocious input to the result of the game", the 68-year-old added.
    Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech taunts Tottenham ahead of Saturday's north London derby

    Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech taunts Tottenham ahead of Saturday's north London derby

    Mauricio Pochettino has been handed a boost as Mousa Dembele says he is fit and raring to go ahead of Tottenham's huge trip to Arsenal this weekend .
  • Marvell Technology Group Ltd

    Marvell Technology Group Ltd

    Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Marvell Technology Group Ltd .as $610770 in the Current Quarter. The stock of Marvell Technology Group Ltd . (NASDAQ: MRVL ) earned "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, August 27.
    Buffalo Wild Wings stock soars on report of takeover offer

    Buffalo Wild Wings stock soars on report of takeover offer

    Barclays is reportedly working as Roark's financial adviser, while Goldman Sachs is working with Buffalo Wild Wings . According to a CNBC report , Roark Capital Group has made a bid offer of $150 per share to buy Buffalo Wild Wings .
    Vidya Balan gives priceless answer on being called 'fat'

    Vidya Balan gives priceless answer on being called 'fat'

    Once called the fourth Khan of Bollywood, Vidya Balan had everyone bowing down to the powerhouse of talent that she is. This is not the first time that Vidya has condemned body shaming.
  • Police arrest 5 in officer-involved shooting

    Police arrest 5 in officer-involved shooting

    The Bristol County District Attorney's office is investigating whether the police shooting was justified. Neither Quinn's office nor Fall River police answered additional questions about the shooting yesterday.
    Mikel, Akpeyi return against Argentina + full list

    Mikel, Akpeyi return against Argentina + full list

    In both drawn games away from home, they were pegged back by late penalty kicks to the hosts in the dying minutes. Nigeria were the first African team to qualify for the Federation Internationale de Football Association finals.
    Police Fatally Shoot Bronx Man After He Stabs Two Women, Authorities Say

    Police Fatally Shoot Bronx Man After He Stabs Two Women, Authorities Say

    Upon arrival, the officers encountered a man inside the lobby of the location armed with a knife. Lockhart was known in the neighborhood as someone who frequently begged for change on the street.