Italy have crashed out of World Cup contention with a 1-0 loss to North Macedonia on Thursday.
The defending Euro champions conceded late in the play-off to seal their fate.
Aleksandar Trajkovski scored the winning goal with a low strike from outside the box.
What has been said?
“It’s just so difficult to explain,” Italy midfielder Marco Verratti told RAI Sport. “It was a nightmare.
“Looking around the locker room, we had the players to challenge for the tournament itself, yet here we are talking about a disaster. It’s so tough to go from hero to zero.