England to face Netherlands and Italy in World Cup warm-ups

England to face Netherlands and Italy in World Cup warm-ups

Paolo Cannavaro attacked the "mummies who control Italian football" as the Sassuolo defender also hit out at foreign Serie A players after Italy sensationally failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Sweden beat Italy 1-0 on aggregate to reach Russian Federation next summer, but manager Janne Andersson was bombarded with questions about a potential Ibrahimovic return post-match. After the match, he said: "I have not resigned because I haven't spoken to the president yet".

"Jaaaaaaaa! It will be the World Cup for Sweden in 2018 after two strong matches against Italy".

"It's a very heavy result to bear, because I was absolutely convinced that we had this ferocious desire to overcome the obstacle". "Congratulations to the national team!" he wrote on Facebook.

"I said to the lads in the dressing room that if we got to the World Cup they could shave it off".

The 39-year-old goalkeeper also confirmed it was his last global appearance. Let us return to being the Italy that the entire world envied!

Giampiero Ventura, the Italy head coach, resigned after the final whistle but only after his decisions provoked a protest from one of the Azzurri's most-experienced worldwide players.

Ventura, who is under contract until 2020, apologised after the match but the 69-year-old stopped short of resigning.

It was a huge ask of the Brazil-born player who had not previously played a competitive game for Italy.

With Italy searching for a vital goal, television cameras captured a member of Ventura's backroom staff telling De Rossi to warm up. "We don't need to draw, we need to win!" "At the time I just thought perhaps it was better that Insigne come on instead".

"Wasted chances, a bit of bad luck but zero goals in 180 minutes against the Swedes, who will go to Russia", Gazzetta commented.

"It is an intolerable football shame, an indelible stain", the newspaper said.