Napoli legend Diego Maradona is sorry seeing Italy out of the World Cup.
The famous football nation is reeling after last night’s playoff failure against Sweden.
World Cup winner Maradona declared: “I very much regret that Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup.
“The Italians have always given color to the World Cups.
“I saw the match and I think Italy played as Sweden wanted, with centres. And Sweden has two huge central defenders. The competition is getting tougher.
“It’s sad that Italy, one of the largest, one of the historical nations, remains at the door of the World Cup in Russia.”