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Italy fails to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958

Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, losing to Sweden.

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Italy's forward Ciro Immobile reacts at the end of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Italy and Sweden on November 13, 2017 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. Italy failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958 on Monday as they were held to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off at the San Siro by Sweden, who qualified with a 1-0 aggregate victory.

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Italian supporters react as they watch Italy's disqualification from the FIFA World Cup 2018.

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Alessandro Florenzi of Italy reacts after losing to Sweden.

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Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is hugged by teammate Leonardo Bonucci after their team was eliminated.

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Italy players show their dejection after being eliminated.

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Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification.

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Gianluigi Buffon of Italy and Head coach Italy Gian Piero Ventura dejected at the end of the qualifier play-off.

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Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon walks away as a Swedish player celebrating qualification lies on the pitch at the end of the World Cup qualifying play-off.

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Sweden's players celebrate at the end of the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier play-off.

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Italian team supporters watch the World Cup qualifying play-off second leg soccer match between Italy and Sweden.

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Italy players react to their loss.

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Sweden's players celebrate at the end of the World Cup qualifying play-off.

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Italy's supporters react to their team's loss.

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Gianluigi Buffon of Italy (L) cries as he waves after his team's loss to Sweden.

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Italy's defender Leonardo Bonucci reacts at his team's loss.

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Sweden's Sebastian Larsson and team mates celebrate after the match.

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Italy's supporters react at their team's disqualification.

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