Italy held by Macedonia 1-1, nearly into World Cup 2018 playoffs

Italy have unveiled their new 2018 home kit that will be worn by Gianluigi Buffon on Friday

Italy have unveiled their new 2018 home kit that will be worn by Gianluigi Buffon on Friday

Giampiero Ventura's misfiring Italy limped into the uncertainty of the World Cup qualifying playoffs after being held to a 1-1 draw by Macedonia in Turin.

Italy remained second in Group G, five points behind Spain, and can't be caught heading into the last round of European qualifiers.

They have already booked themselves a place in the play-offs with seven points separating them and Albania in third in Group G, meanwhile trailing first-placed Spain by five points.

"We lacked that conviction and confidence that you always need on the pitch because that gives you the certainty in your movements".

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The result not only means Italy are guaranteed second place behind Spain but the result could have a disastrous impact on their ranking in the draw for November's play-offs.

With Italy at serious risk of missing their first World Cup since 1958, the FIGC will be forced to do some laborious introspection should Italy struggle in their World Cup qualification playoff. "I think the whistles were deserved, even if I think you should never jeer the national side as a point of principle".

Macedonia's positive second-half display was rewarded 13 minutes from time when Trajkovski latched onto Pandev's throughball to fire an unstoppable shot past Buffon into the bottom-left corner. "We're not talking about Spain or Germany, but they are still a good side".

"We're really frustrated. We are sorry for the fans, we understand them and we are as upset as they are, but I am sure they will support us when we need them", said Chiellini.

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Italy's outfield players will wear their new home kit for the first time when they take on Albania away just three days later.

He told reporters: "If we play like we did in the second half then we will struggle to get through the play-offs".

Serie A veteran Goran Pandev, now of Genoa, nearly grabbed a surprise opener for Macedonia when sneaking into a good position to make Gianluigi Buffon work hard to defuse his powerful shot.

"I went off to avoid taking any risks", said the 36-year-old.

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