Thousands of Blues fans have been disappointed with Italy’s failure to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2018. It is the second time in a row that the Azzurri have failed to qualify for the tournament. This is Italy’s worst World Cup finish since 1986, when they also failed to qualify.
The World Cup will be hosted by Qatar in 2022, with 32 nations expected to take part. The first matches of the tournament will be played from Sunday, November 20 to Monday, December 2. The group phase will be played from November 20 to December 2. The Round of 16 will be played from 3-6 December, and the semi-finals will be played on 9 and 10 December. The final will be played on March 24. The play-off for third place will be played on 17 December.
Italy is a storied soccer team and has won four World Cups. Italy is the current European champion, and was the runner-up in Group C of the UEFA World Cup qualification round. Despite finishing second in the group, Italy lost 1-0 to North Macedonia in the playoff match. The Italians were expected to face Portugal in the final.
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been confirmed by the host nation, which is bolstered by a number of nationalized Qataris. The country’s team is technically proficient and has a lot of depth, but they are unlikely to survive the group stage.
Portugal is more than just a swashbuckling Ronaldo. The team has a solid core of players, and will be focused on the tournament rather than its qualification. Cristiano Ronaldo will be ready to go for his last World Cup, and he will give it all he can.
Ecuador is another South American team that has had an impressive run in the last few years. Its young and talented team is well placed to establish itself as the third force in South America.
The Netherlands has a very good record in World Cups. In 2010, the Netherlands made the semifinals, while in 2014, they reached the final. In addition, the Netherlands qualified for the tournament in 2014, which is the first time a country from Europe has qualified for a World Cup in nine years.
Argentina will also make its World Cup debut. The country has a fantastic generation of players, including Edinson Cavani, Jose Maria Gimenez, and Luis Suarez. The Argentina side will also feature former Inter Milan player Joao Cancelo, who is one of the world’s best fullbacks.
Brazil is heavily tipped to win the winter World Cup in Qatar. However, the host nation will face challenges with England and France. Denmark is also expected to perform well in the tournament. The Netherlands reached the semifinals in 1998, while South Korea has qualified relatively unscathed from the group stage in 2014.
Italy is an interesting absentee from the Winter World Cup. While they did not qualify for the tournament, they did qualify for UEFA’s EURO 2022 tournament. Moreover, they were awarded the third seed in the play-offs.