Toronto can't believe Italy won't be playing in World Cup
For the first time in decades, the Italian team will not be playing in the World Cup.
Fans gathered at Cafe Diplomatico in Little Italy yesterday and watched as the team tied Sweden, disqualifying them from next year's games.
The Azzurri have always been a huge source of pride for Toronto's Italian community and the loss left manywondering what the summer's main event will look like.
WTF ITALY IS NOT IN THE FIFA WORLD CUP 😡😡 LIKE THE IMPACT ITS GOING TO HAVE IN TORONTO ITSELF I JUST CANT 💀💀 pic.twitter.com/fUL44SRcIY— CAT (@Cat97_1997) November 13, 2017
Whether the Italian fans will work through this existential crisis in time to get behind the Portuguese team is yet to be seen (and highly unlikely!), but it will certainly be a different kind of summer.
#Italy misses qualifying for a #WorldCup for first time since 1958.— Paulo Senra (@paulosenra) November 13, 2017
To all my 🇮🇹 #soccer friends in #Toronto/#Canada: sorry... but once the anger/sadness goes away, let's talk about getting ya'll in some #Portugal 🇵🇹 gear & painting College St red/green/yellow next summer!
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