NEWS

Giampiero Ventura insists “I never said” he’d resign as Italy CT, despite there being a video of him telling Le Iene he would.
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala says he was cheering for Italy last night - “I wanted to meet you in Russia”.
Italy have confirmed they will play a friendly against England at Wembley Stadium in March.
Italy legend Marco Tardelli slams the President of the FIGC - “if Carlo Tavecchio had any dignity he would resign”.
Jorginho apologises for Italy’s elimination from the World Cup qualifiers - “I’m so sorry for how it went”.
CONI President Giovanni Malago thanks Gianluigi Buffon for his reaction to Italy’s draw last night, but refuses to back Carlo Tavecchio.
Arrigo Sacchi says appointing a great Coach like Carlo Ancelotti won’t be enough for Italy - “look at the two disastrous World Cups”.
Giampiero Ventura replies “yes” when asked if he’ll resign from the Italy job, but it’s reported he wants a €700,000 pay-off.
Reports suggest Milan are once again considering building a new stadium, and moving out of San Siro.
Gianluigi Buffon’s agent says “the sorrow is immense” after his last competitive match for Italy.
The CT has become the first man to fail to take Italy to a World Cup, and Football Italia looks back at his disastrous reign.
Reports claim Giampiero Ventura and FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio are both unwilling to resign, despite Italy missing out on the World Cup.
World Cup winner Cristian Zaccardo admits “I’m speechless” after Italy missed out on the World Cup, but calls Gianluigi Buffon “a great man” for facing the cameras.
Giampiero Ventura reportedly left Italy’s hotel in Milan by the back door, and won’t be present at an FIGC meeting in Rome tomorrow.
It’s reported Giampiero Ventura threatened to resign after the first leg defeat to Sweden, following a row with the players.
The footballing world has reacted with shock to the fact Italy won’t be at next summer’s World Cup in Russia.
Italy’s World Cup dreams were dashed as they drew a blank against Sweden at San Siro.
The Italian media has reacted to the failure to reach the World Cup, with one newspaper calling it “an intolerable footballing shame”.
Sweden Coach Janne Andersson shrugs off talk Zlatan Ibrahimovic could return for the World Cup, having knocked out Italy.
Andrea Barzagli apologises for Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup, but assures “the movement will resume” with younger players.
Paolo Cannavaro launched a scathing attack on the “mummies in charge of the FIGC” and blamed foreign players for Italy’s failure to reach the World Cup.
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Giampiero Ventura has refused to resign and apologised to Italy fans “for the result, but not the effort” after failing to reach the World Cup.
Federico Bernardeschi felt the World Cup exit was “tragic” for Italy, but above all for those retiring. “They did not deserve this.”
Giorgio Chiellini confirmed his Italy retirement, complimented Sweden on their World Cup qualification and called this exit “Zero Hour” for the Azzurri.
Manolo Gabbiadini said Italy’s World Cup exit was “an ugly thing that nobody wanted to see” after losing 1-0 on aggregate to Sweden.
Daniele De Rossi announced his international retirement after Italy failed to reach the World Cup, but also confirmed he urged staff to play Lorenzo Insigne.
Andrea Barzagli marked “the biggest disappointment of my life,” as well as the “end of an era” for Gigi Buffon, Daniele De Rossi and Giorgio Chiellini.
Daniele De Rossi was spotted protesting Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura’s decisions, urging him to throw Lorenzo Insigne on against Sweden.
Italy captain Gigi Buffon was in tears after the 0-0 draw with Sweden. “It’s a shame my last official game coincided with the failure to qualify for a World Cup.”
Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958, as they were held 0-0 by Sweden at San Siro, losing the play-off 1-0 on aggregate.
Join us for all the build-up, action and post-match comments from Italy’s decisive World Cup play-off with Sweden at San Siro.
Paolo Maldini admits he has “been tense for a week” ahead of the play-off against Sweden. “I can’t imagine a World Cup without Italy.”
Giampiero Ventura explained some of his Italy decisions for the World Cup play-off against Sweden. “The system is important, but not decisive.”
Jorginho gets his first competitive start for Italy with Manolo Gabbiadini and Alessandro Florenzi for the World Cup play-off against Sweden.