Italy is one of the finest teams in World Cup history, winning four titles (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006) and appearing in two finals (1970, 1994). It also ranked third in 1990 and fourth in 1978. Italy is very close to Brazil, having won five World Cups.
The European champion, Italy, was present in 18 matches out of 22 tournaments. Italy, popularly known as the Azzurri, has faced a disheartening fate again this year. This is the second time that Italy has not qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022. The major sensational news in FIFA 2018 was the absence of the Azzurri in Russia. This time too, the talking point is the failure of Italy to qualify for the most prestigious football series.
Italy faced a shocking defeat in its last match against North Macedonia, losing 1-0 to the opponents. Despite having 32 shots at goal, they were beaten by North Macedonia and knocked out. Thanks to Aleksandar Trajkovski for getting an end-of-game strike and sealing the win against Italy. Thanks to the FIFA betting platforms for providing the most recent updates and player information.
Marco Verratti, Giorgio Chiellini, and Federico Chiesa missed out on the opportunity to participate in the major event in Qatar. Group C was assigned to Italy for the European qualifiers. Roberto Baggio, a former Italian player, stated that after holding the crown as the finest team in Europe, it is disgraceful for Italy not to advance to the next rounds. The fans and Roberto want to make a request that the team that has won the most games be automatically placed in the finals. Nevertheless, this is not the case.
It is hoped that the regulations will change to favor Italy, but for the time being, the World Cup will be held without the Italian champions.