Italy would not be playing in the World Cup next year – the first time they will fail to qualify for the World Cup in sixty years. The Italians lost their spot to Sweden in the playoff as they could not crack their opponents.
Aside the failure to qualify, the Azzurris have other problems. One of which is aging in the team when the next World Cup comes around. The squad members would be advanced in age so the team would need to scout for fresher talents and integrate them.