Cannavaro attacks 'mummies who control Italian football' after World Cup debacle

Antonio Conte Chelsea

Antonio Conte Chelsea

Sweden beat Italy 1-0 on aggregate to reach Russian Federation next summer, but manager Janne Andersson was bombarded with questions about a potential Ibrahimovic return post-match.

"Those who've played know how hard these matches are". We have many heroes tonight.

But Ventura made no announcement about his position despite failing to lead the 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006 winners to their 19th World Cup.

There was, however, a price to pay for the Sweden skipper, who was forced to honour a promise to his team-mates.

"It is really very sad because watching the World Cup was something that really brought us together as Italians", said recent graduate Stefania Pusateri, heading for the exit after watching the match in a Rome bar. "I thought they'd forgotten it, but John (Guidetti) and Vigge (Victor) Lindelof shaved it off straight away", Granqvist said. I only hope that now we've hit rock bottom there can finally be a reformation of OUR FOOTBALL! We know how to get back up again as we've always done. "We believe in what we do and we help each other in every situation".

He became a goalkeeper at only 12 years old, having started off as an offensive midfielder, and approaching 40 years, Buffon remains one of the best in the world in his position.

"We had no weapons left", Andersson admitted.

"The era of four or five veterans comes to a close, the one of the hungry young players coming through begins and that's how it should be", said Ventura, who took over from Chelsea coach Antonio Conte in 2016 with a contract until June 2020.

"This is incredible. This player stopped playing with Sweden a year and a half ago and we are still talking about him", Andersson told reporters.

"For my part, this is the biggest thing that has happened to me and for those of us that are older this is probably the last chance to play at a World Cup so to succeed in those circumstances is an unbelievable joy", the 32-year-old said. "He has chose to leave global football, and he is a great champion, but we had to adapt and we found another style".

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