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The agony of defeat

Postby oneh2obabe » Nov 13th, 2017, 7:03 pm

Tears will be flowing, wine will be consumed by the gallon and finger pointing will be the norm for the next few weeks.

MILAN — Players from both teams slumped to the ground. The Swedes in exhausted ecstasy, the Italians in losers’ agony.

On a starry night in Milan, four-time champion Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades. Sweden advanced for the first time since 2006.

Despite three quarters of possession, Italy was stymied by a goalless draw in the second leg of their playoff on Monday and Sweden prevailed 1-0 on aggregate.

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Re: The agony of defeat

Postby GordonH » Nov 13th, 2017, 7:39 pm

Wow.... Italy misses the World Cup for first time since late 1950s.
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Re: The agony of defeat

Postby oneh2obabe » Nov 13th, 2017, 7:42 pm

Can't you hear the moaning 'n groaning from the various Little Italy neighbourhoods in Toronto? Dufferin & St. Clair area will be in mourning for days and days.
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Re: The agony of defeat

Postby GordonH » Nov 13th, 2017, 7:47 pm

oneh2obabe wrote:Can't you hear the moaning 'n groaning from the various Little Italy neighbourhoods in Toronto? Dufferin & St. Clair area will be in mourning for days and days.


Plus every street corner in the entire country of Italy.
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