Bukayo Saka out of England squad after positive Covid test
One of the great footballing nations will be absent during the World Cup later this year, after Italy again failed to qualify in shock scenes on Thursday night.
The Italians lost out to North Macedonia in their play-off game following a last-gasp winner, meaning that the side who less than a year ago beat England in the finals of the Euros will be staying at home this winter.
Their defeat marked one of the worst results in recent international history – and England fans waited all of 10 seconds before rubbing their faces in it.
As anyone who followed the Euros will remember, Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini pulled down forward Bukayo Saka during a pivotal moment in the final.
England fans were also quick to remind Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci – who famously screamed "it's coming to Rome" into the TV camera after beating England in the Euro 2020 final – that it wasn’t coming to Rome this winter.
In fact, they were staying home.
where are all the \u201cit\u2019s coming to rome\u201d chants now? asking for a friend? obviously xpic.twitter.com/biCBfyQ0TV