Once again, the Azzurri find themselves on the doorsteps of not making the World Cup. How did our beloved team, who brought us so much joy in July by winning the Euro Cup, find themselves in this situation? How did essentially the same roster, made up of superstars Federico Chiesa, Nicolò Barella, Yashin trophy winner Gianluigi Donnarumma, and coached by the miracle worker Roberto Mancini get into the desperate need to win a single elimination playoff to go to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar this summer? In this article, we examine what happened, what needs to be done, and what chance the Azzurri have at making the World Cup and


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