Shock and grief in Italy as World Cup dream implodes

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Mail Online—By Crispian BalmerROME, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Italians, who consider a spot in the World Cup finals a virtual birthright, slumped into collective depression on...

Shock and grief in Italy as World Cup soccer dream implodes. ROME (Reuters) - Italians, who consider a spot in the World Cup finals a virtual birthright, slumped into collective despair on Tuesday after the national team failed to win a place among soccer's elite for the first time in 60 years.