Thursday September 13 2018
Italy go a year without wins

For the first time since 1959, Italy have gone an entire calendar year without a competitive victory.

The Azzurri’s last win was 1-0 away to Albania in a World Cup qualifier on October 9, 2017.

As the next international match will be after October 9, Italy can say they’ll go an entire year without winning a game.

That saw a run of two draws and two defeats, the failure to beat Sweden meaning they didn’t reach the 2018 World Cup.

Even if we include friendlies, the only success of 2018 was 2-1 over Saudi Arabia on Roberto Mancini’s debut on May 28.

The last time Italy went a whole 12 months without a competitive victory was in 1958 and 1959, around the time they last failed to qualify for a World Cup tournament.