Are Italy back? How Roberto Mancini helped the Azzurri recover from their World Cup embarrassment


Two years ago this week, the Italian national team hit arguably their lowest moment in their history. One of the most famous footballing countries in the world did the unthinkable and failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. 

While that particular failure was deemed as a national disaster, it was the pinnacle of a remarkable slump in form for the four-time World Cup winners.

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