North Macedonia foil Italy´s WC dream
European champions Italy will not play in the 2022 World Cup after being stunned by North Macedonia in their play-off in Palermo, reported British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Aleksandar Trajkovski picked up the loose ball in the 92nd minute, drove forward and fired a sensational winner from outside the area.
The goal sparked wild celebrations on the North Macedonia bench, while Italy's players and coaching staff dropped to their knees in front of their home fans, said the report.
It means Italy have failed to qualify for a second consecutive World Cup, ensuring the Azzurri will endure at least 12 years between appearances at football's showpiece event, the report.
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