Soccer-Misfiring Italy fail to reach World Cup as Sweden go through

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Mail Online—By Brian HomewoodMILAN, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after being held to a 0-0 draw at home to...

Misfiring Italy fail to reach World Cup as Sweden go through. Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after being held to a 0-0 draw at home to Sweden, who booked a place at next year's tournament in Russia with a 1-0 aggregate win on Monday. The Swedes survived wave after wave of Italian attacks in the second leg of their European playoff tie on a night of unremitting tension and drama at a disbelieving San Siro. Four-times champions Italy, who had not missed the World Cup since the 1958 finals in Sweden, penned the...