Global return for Zlatan gets Sweden talking

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After Sweden beat Italy in a World Cup play off last night, consigning the Italians to miss their first summer finals since 1958, Ibra could not help himself. Their achievements were perhaps all the more impressive given that this campaign was their first since the worldwide retirement of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, one of the greatest - if not the greatest - Swedish player.

Covering his hands with his eyes, the iconic national star who lifted the World Cup in 2006, said: "I'm sorry that my final game coincided with us not qualifying for the World Cup". While newspapers laid the blame squarely on team coach Gian Piero Ventura and football federation chief Carlo Tavecchio, some fans thought the failure reflected wider problems. After the match, he said: "I have not resigned because I haven't spoken to the president yet". "I want to see you as you've always been, as what you are for so many - as a legend".

Former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who heads the ruling Democratic Party, dismissed Salvini as an opportunist, saying his argument was ridiculous. But in a statement, he still urged that Italian football be totally rebuilt. "A World Cup without Italia is like pizza without cheese".

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Buffon even came up for two corners in a final desperate gamble but Italy fell desperately short, leading to damning headlines in the Italian press.

The four-time World Cup winners had to win but failed before a sell-out crowd at the San Siro stadium in Milan on Monday, November 13, against Sweden to book a place in the final. Shares in RCS Mediagroup, which publishes sport daily La Gazzetta dello Sport, dropped 7 percent due to the fall in anticipated circulation next year. This latest setback showed how far the team has drifted from its peak, belying the widespread expectation that it would have eased past Sweden.

If Italy's defeat wasn't bad enough, fans were dealt a double whammy when an emotional Gianluigi Buffon, Italy's captain, announced his retirement in a post match television interview. We weren't able to express ourselves at our best.

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