The defending champions of Europe, Italy has failed to qualify for the World Cup tournament for the second consecutive time after experiencing a narrow defeat from North Macedonia last night.
Their intense dominance from the beginning of the game to the end couldn’t break the underdog’s strong defence which completely cost them the 2022 world cup qualification.
Italy recorded an incredible stat of over 80 ball possession, 5 shots on target and 14 corners but couldn’t convert their chances.
A slight opportunity dangerously sparked by the underdogs was converted by the lucky player, Trajkovski who smashed the ball into the net from a distance in the 90+2 munite Injury time.
The last time Italy featured in the world cup tournament, Phil Foden of Manchester City was still a kid struggling in the Manchester City’s academy.
On the other aspect, Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho who has been incredible with his performance at Chelsea has missed his only opportunity to feature for the first time in the world cup tournament.
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NORTH MACEDONIA!!! ONE OF THE GREAT UPSETS OF ALL TIME 🤯
AS IT STANDS, ITALY ARE OUT OF THE WORLD CUP! pic.twitter.com/DBRBcUhZC5
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 24, 2022