Italy out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup!

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Italy's legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon struggled to fight back tears but remained positive about the future as he tried to come to terms with Italy's failure to qualify for a World Cup for the first time in 60 years. Italy had 77 per cent possession and 23 shots at goal, six of them on target, with seven corners, but still couldn't put one past Sweden, who defended excellently throughout both legs of the play-off.

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Gian Piero Ventura appears all but certain to be axed as national team boss as a result of the heartbreak, but saying goodbye to 175-cap veteran Buffon will hit the Italian fans harder.

A clearly emotional Buffon said: "I'm not sorry for myself but all of Italian football". That is the only regret I have and certainly not that I am finishing my career, because time passes and it's only right.

"We have pride, strength and we're stubborn".

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Ventura will leave the Azzurri having won nine of his 16 matches in charge of the team, and competitive defeats to Spain and Sweden have ultimately had a telling impact on the side's fortunes.

"We knew it was going to be a tough game and in the end, it was decided on an incident".

The 0-0 draw saw the continuation of an unusual quirk in World Cup qualifying.

The anxiety levels went up to an entirely different level in the second half.

The last time Sweden qualified for the finals of the World Cup was in 2006, when the tournament was hosted in Germany. He was injured in Italy's first game in 2010, then returned in 2014, but Italy failed to make it out of the group stage.

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