A Soccer World Cup without Italy.
That is the reality we now face after the Azzuri were humbled by a dogged
Swedish side on Monday evening.
The four-time world champions will now be watching the events unfold in Russia from the comfort of their own homes, or in Gianluigi Buffon’s case, his yacht.
Not since 1958 have the Italians failed to make the World Cup finals.
They’ve been involved in some of the most iconic moments and matches over the years, including Roberto Baggio’s miss at USA 1994 and the “Greatest ever match” against Brazil in 1982.
But can you name every one of their opponents dating back to the first World Cup?
You’ve got eight minutes. Go!