Qatar 2022 World Cup : Serie A stopped to help the Italian team?

The Italian Football Federation hopes to postpone a day of Serie A to help Italy qualify for the 2022 World Cup. Will Serie A stop to allow the Italian team to maximize their chances in the qualifying play-offs for the 2022 World Cup? In any case, this is the wish of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC). "We have already requested the postponement to the 30th day scheduled for March 20: the calendar is very busy but we hope that the clubs will agree to allow Roberto Mancini to have a few extra days to prepare for the World Cup play-offs" , explained Gabriele Gravina, the president of the Federation, on Rai Radio 1. “Not qualifying for Qatar would definitely be another bad chapter in our history: we have to get there, we know it will be very difficult because we made life difficult for ourselves by missing two penalties against Switzerland,” added Gravina. . During the playoffs, the Squadra Azzurra was indeed held in check twice by the Nati: 0-0 in Switzerland and 1-1 on the return trip to Italy. Each time, Jorginho missed a penalty. Worse, during the match played in Italy, this penalty, if it had been transformed, would have allowed Italy to validate its ticket for the World Cup… Overtaken by Switzerland, Italy must therefore go through the play-offs to go to Qatar and will receive on March 24, in Palermo, North Macedonia in the semi-finals If they win, Italy will travel to the home ground of the winner of the Portugal-Turkey match on March 29 to play in the play-off final. Absent from the 2018 World Cup after being eliminated in the play-offs by Sweden, the Nazionale does not want to relive such a misadventure and is counting on the help of Serie A.

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