Italy’s World Cup dream is over before it even began. But should we have been surprised by the Azzurri’s performance?
You can’t understand Italy without understanding football, and you can’t understand football without understanding Italy.
Our writers reflect on what it means for football, and for the country, to bring the trophy home.
There were fireworks all over the country as everyone broke into songs, music was played from stereos and the fans back home cheered from far away