Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
The World Cup will be staged without Italy for the first time in 60 years due to the Azzurri's defeat to Sweden in their playoff tie.
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Claudio Ranieri watches on during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Leicester City on December 13, 2016
Claudio Ranieri: 'I would think about Italy managerial job'
Premier League-winning boss Claudio Ranieri suggests that he will consider replacing Giampiero Ventura as Italy manager if approached over the vacant position.
Nov 19, 20:39
Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
Giovanni Branchini: 'Carlo Ancelotti has said no to Italy'
Former Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has turned down the chance to become the new manager of Italy, according to agent Giovanni Branchini.
Nov 18, 12:57
A chilled-out Roberto Mancini has a chinwag on the old rag and bone during the Serie A game between Lazio and Sampdoria on May 7, 2017
Roberto Mancini "not thinking about" Italy managerial job
Former Manchester City and Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini rules himself out of the running to replace Giampiero Ventura as Italy manager.
Nov 17, 19:31
Waford boss Gianfranco Zola during the match against Nottingham Forest on August 25, 2013
Gianfranco Zola: 'Italy are in shock'
Gianfranco Zola says that Italy are in shock after missing out on qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
Nov 17, 09:55
Jose Mourinho realises how many points adrift his side are during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United on October 21, 2017
Giuseppe Bergomi calls for Italy to appoint Jose Mourinho
Former Italy captain Giuseppe Bergomi believes that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho would be the ideal candidate to take over as national team manager.
Nov 16, 21:17
Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
Italian FA 'speak to Carlo Ancelotti over Italy vacancy
The Italian FA allegedly speak to Carlo Ancelotti about becoming the national team's new manager, according to Sky Sports.
Nov 16, 17:41
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura on the touchline during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Italy sack head coach Gian Piero Ventura
Italy sack head coach Gian Piero Ventura after missing out on the 2018 World Cup.
Nov 15, 18:03
Italy's coach Antonio Conte follows the action during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group H qualifying football match Norway vs Italy on September 9, 2014
Report: Antonio Conte targeted to revive Italian football
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is the man Italian football chiefs want to replace Giampiero Ventura as manager of the national side, according to a report.
Nov 15, 09:24
Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
Carlo Ancelotti in frame to take on Italy manager's job?
Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly seen as the big favourite to replace Giampiero Ventura as Italy manager in the wake of the Azzurri's failure to qualify for the World Cup.
Nov 14, 13:40
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura on the touchline during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Gian Piero Ventura 'resigns as Italy head coach following World Cup failure'
Gian Piero Ventura reportedly resigns as Italy head coach following the team's failure to qualify for the 2018 Russia World Cup.
Nov 13, 23:05
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during the international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
England confirm dates for World Cup warm-up friendlies with Netherlands, Italy
England confirm March 2018 dates for the nation's friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy.
Nov 13, 22:38
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon 'confirms retirement from international football'
Gianluigi Buffon suggests that he has retired from international football following Italy's failure to qualify for the 2018 Russia World Cup.
Nov 13, 22:17
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Result: Italy to miss first World Cup in 60 years as Sweden win playoff tie
The World Cup will be staged without Italy for the first time in 60 years due to the Azzurri's defeat to Sweden in their playoff tie.
Nov 13, 21:42
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura on the touchline during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Italy boss Giampiero Ventura: 'Sweden result harsh'
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura bemoans his side's "harsh" defeat to Sweden in the World Cup qualifying playoffs.
Nov 10, 22:18
Sweden's players celebrate after Ireland scored an own goal during the Euro 2016 group E football match between Ireland and Sweden at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis on June 13, 2016
Result: Jakob Johansson strike gives Sweden first-leg advantage over Italy
Sweden claim a 1-0 advantage over Italy in the first leg of their World Cup qualifying showdown.
Nov 10, 21:40
Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti takes his seat during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Report: Carlo Ancelotti to snub Italy role in favour of Premier League return
Carlo Ancelotti will reportedly snub becoming the manager of the Italy national side in favour of a making a return to the Premier League.
Oct 13, 14:49
Germany's defender and captain Philipp Lahm (front-R) holds up the World Cup trophy as he celebrates on with his teammates after winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup final on July 13, 2014
World Cup 2018: Who has qualified for Russia?
Sports Mole rounds up who has qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia so far, and how they got there.
Oct 11, 12:25
Lazio's midfielder Antonio Candreva celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A football match Lazio Rome vs Sampdoria Genoa on April 6, 2014
Result: Italy's Antonio Candreva seals victory over Albania in final qualifier
Italy round off their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 1-0 triumph over Albania.
Oct 9, 21:35
Juventus' midfielder Andrea Pirlo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final football match Juventus vs Olympique Lyonnais, on April 10, 2014
Andrea Pirlo defends state of Italian football
Italy legend Andrea Pirlo does not believe that football in his home nation is in a bad state ahead of the Azzurri's impending World Cup playoff campaign.
Oct 8, 17:31
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura on the touchline during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Gianluigi Buffon defends under-fire manager Giampiero Ventura
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura should not be judged on results over the past month, according to skipper Gianluigi Buffon.
Oct 8, 15:31



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