In mid-November Italy was hit by a real Apocalypse: the non-qualification for the World Cup in Russia 2018. Among shocks and tears, the reactions of Italians were varied, but which were the most common?

1. I’M STILL HOPEFUL…

The nostalgic italian can not think about a World cup without Italy: “it seems that there are two FIFA rules which put at risk Iran and/or Perù participation in the World Cup, I think at the end  FIFA will dig out Italy, you’ll see! It’s convenient for everyone to take out Iran! ”

2. AT THE END WORLD CUP IS NOT THAT IMPORTANT …

The proud italian won’t never admit the debacle: “the World Cup in recent times has lowered its level, now the Champions League is the competition that counts! Moreover, being in Russia, who will watch the games in the afternoon? Absolutely this World Cup does not deserve Italy, Europe does not deserve us, Angela Merkel does not deserve us! ”

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3. IT WAS PREDICTABLE: IN ITALY NOTHING WORKS …

The defeatist italian adds to his negative list even the World Cup: “all politicians must go home! First they raised fees, then they reduced employment and let immigrants on our cities and now they invested in education, by subtracting funds from football; this is why we got out of the World Cup! They must go home! ”

4. IF I WAS THE COACH…

The expert italian is sure that he would have achieve Italy’s qualification if he was the coach. “How could they be so slow? Physical preparation was a disaster, I would have got more shots to those guys; and then how can you play with 4-4-2? if I was the coach I would have put Insigne on the field in a 4-3-3 !! It’s a scandal! ”

5. IT’S ABOUT TIME…

The italian who has always hated football falls on a fertile ground: “I have always said that football in Italy is intended to end and must be so. There are only violence, ultras, doping, ignorance. We must look at noble sports such as fencing, chess, golf: they will dominate the next few years of sporting endeavors! ”

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6. I TOLD YOU, WE SHOULD HAVE CALL TOTTI AND PIERO …

The senior italian believes that the present belongs to footballers which have already made history: “why they called Pellè, Zaza, Immobile and not Del Piero, Totti, Cannavaro? They still are in shape, we would have won! ”

7. LOVE IS MORE IMPORTANT …

The “in love” italian takes the opportunity: “my love, I thought about holiday, this year we will go on vacation abroad and we will go on July, as you asked me so many times. I also promise you that I will not buy sports magazines and that I will not surf on soccer websites. You deserve it, certainly for me it’s a big big effort, but for this year I want to put you first! “