When Italy Northern Ireland were held to a draw at Windsor Park Stadium, Tuesday (11/16/2021) early morning WIB, at the same time the Swiss national team won 4-0 over Bulgaria. The result made Switzerland shift Italy at the top of Group C as well as qualify for the World Cup finals.
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Italy’s failure to qualify automatically for the World Cup, did not escape Jorginho’s mistake. Because he had twice missed his team’s chance to win, after twice failing to execute a penalty kick against Switzerland.
The Chelsea midfielder insists that The Azzurri has not given up on being able to appear in the 2022 World Cup. Jorginho is optimistic that Italy can get a victory in the playoffs.
“Football often punishes you with painful hard results,” said Jorginho.
“But, the result will certainly not make us bow down and lose the target,” he said.
“We are preparing well for March, which will be another battle. It will be difficult and we know that, but we are Italian and never give up.”
Meanwhile, Roberto Mancini’s troops must play in the playoffs to qualify for the World Cup. Italy will claim the remaining three places in Qatar in March 2022.
With the situation that plagued the Italian national team, it is not impossible for the voters for the 2021 Ballon d’Ord to change their minds. The Ballon d’Or 2021 award night itself will take place on Monday (11/29/2021).