During the Wembley unrest, England defender Harry Maguire’s father was left with injured ribs. Had England won the game, a ticketless group of 6,000 people were thought to be preparing to storm the stadium to see the trophy presented.
Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup — losing in the playoffs to Sweden — and now will likely have to beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal to avoid missing the tournament for a second straight time.
FIFA will make the playoffs draw on November 26 in Zurich and teams will need to advance past two opponents to reach the FIFA World Cup 2022. Runners-up with the six best records will be drawn to play at home first in the semifinals.
Italy will need to get through two one-leg matchups to advance in a newly devised playoff system of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Both Italy and Switzerland are now tied with 15 points apiece with the ‘Azzurri’ sit top of Group C standings due to better goal difference.
Group I leader England can already start planning for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after a 5-0 rout of Albania. On the other hand, Italy remain at the top of Group C, but only ahead of Switzerland on goal difference.
Italy midfielders Nicolò Zaniolo and Lorenzo Pellegrini also withdrew from the squad and were subsequently replaced by Matteo Pessina and Danilo Cataldi.
Jordan Veretout has replaced Paul Pogba in the France squad and is likely to start for the national team in Saturday’s home game against Kazakhstan.
Italy and Switzerland have 14 points atop Group C with the European champion having the tiebreaker advantage on goal difference of two goals better.
Torres scored twice in the first half. Italy was reduced to 10 men after Leonardo Bonucci was sent off for a second yellow card in 42nd minute.
Immobile and Toloi were injured while playing for their clubs Lazio and Atalanta respectively. Both the players were a part of Italy's Euro 2020 title-winning campaign.
Spain versus Italy Nations League semifinal is a rematch of the Euro 2020 semifinal, played three months ago. The winner will face either France or Belgium in the final.
If Italy win, they will face the winner between world champion France and Belgium in the Nations League final in Milan on October 10.
This is being done to help UEFA and CONMEBOL build closer ties amid power struggles with FIFA over the future of soccer.
Italy was held to a 1-1 draw by Bulgaria, while Spain lost 2-1 away to Sweden to drop to second place in Group B
Italy play Bulgaria in Florence on September 2, face Switzerland in Basel three days later, before hosting Lithuania in Reggio Emilia
Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka endured a barrage of abuse after they missed penalties in England's shootout defeat at London's Wembley Stadium on July 11.
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