Far-Fetched Friday: Italy to Miss 2022 World Cup

11/15/2021

The Italian National team shocked many to win the Euros this summer, but since then they have come back down to earth. I am here to say their downfall is not yet complete; they will also miss out on the upcoming FIFA World Cup.

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Since winning the Euros, Italy has only won 2 out of their last seven games, which is how they find themselves in their current predicament of needing to win a two-leg semi-final to then play in a final for the chance at qualifying for the world cup.

12 European Countries find themselves in this dilemma with only four spots available. Portugal, Sweden, Austria, Scotland, Russia, Poland, Wales, and the Czech Republic are among the 12 countries fighting for four bids. Of those 12, Italy is arguably in the worst form.


The truth is the Italian model was never replicable for long-term success. They surprised the world to win an International trophy, greatly surpassing what a roster with no world-class individual talent, outside of the goalkeeper, could realistically expect. Now they've come back down to earth and are about to miss out on the World Cup altogether.

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