Familiar faces Italy will not be present to compete at the Russia 2018 World Cup.

The dream of the Azurris was punctured on Monday night as they were held to a barren draw by a Swedish team that had beaten them 1-0 in the reverse fixture.

This is the first time in 60 years that the Italian national team will fail to qualify for the World Cup

Indeed, the Italian team threw everything at Sweden on Monday night, but a resilient Swedish team held on to qualify for Russia 2018 World Cup in the play-off match.