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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Carlo Ancelotti not interested in vacant Italy managerial jobFormer Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti reveals that he is holding out for a return to club football, rather than taking over as Italy boss.
Dec 4, 13:37
England fall below Italy in FIFA world rankingsEngland fall one place below Italy in FIFA's latest world rankings despite the Azzurri having failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
Nov 23, 20:11
Claudio Ranieri: 'I would think about Italy managerial job'Premier League-winning boss Claudio Ranieri suggests that he will consider replacing Gian Piero Ventura as Italy manager if approached over the vacant position.
Nov 19, 20:39
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
Roberto Mancini "not thinking about" Italy managerial jobFormer Manchester City and Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini rules himself out of the running to replace Gian Piero Ventura as Italy manager.
Nov 17, 19:31
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
Giuseppe Bergomi calls for Italy to appoint Jose MourinhoFormer 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
Italian FA 'speaks to Carlo Ancelotti over Italy vacancy'The Italian FA allegedly speaks to Carlo Ancelotti about becoming the national team's new manager.
Nov 16, 17:41
Italy sack head coach Gian Piero VenturaItaly sack head coach Gian Piero Ventura after missing out on the 2018 World Cup.
Nov 15, 18:03
Report: Antonio Conte targeted to revive Italian footballChelsea 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 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
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
England confirm dates for World Cup warm-up friendlies with Netherlands, ItalyEngland confirm March 2018 dates for the nation's friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy.
Nov 13, 22:38
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
Result: Italy to miss first World Cup in 60 years as Sweden win playoff tieThe 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 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
Result: Jakob Johansson strike gives Sweden first-leg advantage over ItalySweden claim a 1-0 advantage over Italy in the first leg of their World Cup qualifying showdown.
Nov 10, 21:40
Report: Carlo Ancelotti to snub Italy role in favour of Premier League returnCarlo 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
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
Result: Italy's Antonio Candreva seals victory over Albania in final qualifierItaly round off their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 1-0 triumph over Albania.
Oct 9, 21:35