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Italy Failed to Qualify for the World Cup, and the Whole Country Is FREAKING OUT (TWEETS + PICS)

by: Esteban On  Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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For the first time since 1958 and just the second time ever, Italy, one of the true giants of international soccer, has failed to qualify for the World Cup.

Having finished second in their qualifying group, Italy had to defeat Sweden in a home-and-home series to reach the World Cup. After losing the first leg 1-0 in Stockholm, the Azzurri needed to beat the Swedes by at least two goals on Monday night in Milan. When the final whistle blew with the score tied 0-0, Italy’s fate was sealed.

Needless to say, the entire country is now freaking the f— out. Italy is one of just three countries who have won the World Cup four times. Not even getting to play in the tournament is practically a national tragedy.

Don’t believe it? Just look at the headlines:



The End. Everyone Out. National Shame. Blue Apocalypse. Those are just a few of the headlines translated in English.

And you thought the reaction to the USA missing the World Cup was severe. At least American players can walk down the street and know they’ll be left alone. Italian players won’t be able to set foot in public for months.

Needless to say, they were absolutely devastated after the game:

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Things were pretty emotional on Twitter as well:







But of course, not everyone was devastated by this result:


Hang in there, Italy. You’ll be okay.

Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report, Sportsnet]



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