Italy misses World Cup spot


WPLG—One of world football's most storied -- and successful -- teams will not be heading to next year's World Cup in Russia. Italy, who have appeared at the finals of every World Cup since missing out in 1958, were held to a goalless draw by Sweden in Milan. The Swedes advance to next summer's tournament courtesy of an aggregate score of 1-0 for the playoff tie. Played in front of 70,000 at Milan's San Siro stadium, the pace was frenetic as the four-time champions looked to overturn the single-goal...

Italy misses World Cup for first time since 1958; Sweden clinches Russia 2018 spot. Italy's streak of 14 consecutive World Cup appearances is snapped