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Massive decline of Serie A in the past 15 years then add in the pathethically poor national pool of players and this is the end product.
I wonder if they will introduce a cap on the amount of foreign players again. I know Italy won the euros in between, but you can't ignore two massive failures
 

brehme1989

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I have finished school, 2 whole ass degrees and two jobs since Italy last played a world cup game.

Fuck. Me.
should have stayed in school...

...or is this not when we say this? :p
 

brakbrak

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Pathetic generation of striker is the problem, if only Chiesa hadn't been injured, so fucking frustrating.
 

brehme1989

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Massive decline of Serie A in the past 15 years then add in the pathethically poor national pool of players and this is the end product.
Same pool won the Euro just 9 months ago.

Problem was not handling the success, which was a struggle itself after the knockouts.

Getting guys like Joao Pedro to the national team is absurd.

Subbing in Chiellini just to get him a cap reminds me of Allegri subbing Barzagli on versus Manchester United to get a CL cap and then they ended up conceding two. That shit's worse than subbing your striker off...


Italy missing Chiesa, Zaniolo and even Bernardeschi isn't an excuse. But the coaching has been poor and Italy shouldn't have been in this setup, they should be part of the qualified teams already.
 

brehme1989

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Cauet

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Same pool won the Euro just 9 months ago.

Problem was not handling the success, which was a struggle itself after the knockouts.

Getting guys like Joao Pedro to the national team is absurd.

Subbing in Chiellini just to get him a cap reminds me of Allegri subbing Barzagli on versus Manchester United to get a CL cap and then they ended up conceding two. That shit's worse than subbing your striker off...


Italy missing Chiesa, Zaniolo and even Bernardeschi isn't an excuse. But the coaching has been poor and Italy shouldn't have been in this setup, they should be part of the qualified teams already.
Were they that much better than England? They just won the coin flip
 

andrejZGB

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Truly remarkable result, either way I don't think this Italy would manage to go past Portugal.
 

TheNetworkZ

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Italy is way ahead of all of the world, missing the Russian and Qatari World Cups. They know what they're doing :lol:

Some would say the most progressive football team in the world
 

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They need to play some fucking friendly match against Turkey, in Turkey.
 

Puma

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At least Bsrella and Bastoni will get their first break between seasons in three years.
 
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