Decision day after World Cup 'disaster' (2)

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Napoli legend Diego Maradona is sorry seeing Italy out of the World Cup.

The United States football federation is exploring the possibility of hosting matches next year with teams that failed to qualify for the FIFA 2018 World Cup, including Italy, the Netherlands, Chile, Ghana and the USA themselves.

Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura has so far refused to resign, although his dismissal is considered to be inevitable.

The former Torino coach said he would first talk to the Italian federation president before making a decision on his future.

When asked what was behind this historic elimination, Zoff pointed the finger at a collapse in team morale following defeat to Spain.

However, with no appointment seemingly on the horizon, Sky Sports reckon caretaker boss David Unsworth is now a viable contender to take charge.

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"When you don't have a free mind, you can't do even the simplest of things, or win those one-on-ones which can cause your opponents problems".

As it stands, a total of 30 teams around the world have guaranteed their participation at next year's World Cup, as 2 teams are left to complete the lineup. "We've got to use them well, though".

And after beating Italy 1-0 on aggregate in the playoffs for the 2018 World Cup, Sweden is yet again Italian soccer fans' least favorite country.

Director Gabriele Romagnoli told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "It's like sitting down at a table full of motivation, yet you find yourself sitting there with just a knife and fork, but no plates".

A number of renowned national teams with dozens of star players failed to qualify for the World Cup.

"It would be wrong to put all the pressure on the coach, all football in Italy needs to be regenerated and we need solutions to improve it". There were so many signs that were ignored right back in the summer. Some of their players are ending their careers.

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