Italy haven’t failed to qualify for a World Cup since 1958, but the four time champions now face a make-or-break home tie against Sweden to qualify; and they’re 1-0 down on aggregate.

Swedish substitute Jakob Johansson scored a wickedly deflected volley to gift Sweden the win this morning on home turf, leaving Italy – and the fate of their coach Gian Piero Ventura - teetering on the brink.

The reaction from Italian fans was predictable.