If Italy does not qualify, the Fifa prizes are missing. However, the crisis would affect the entire football system, starting with Serie A
Losing the World Cup, cursed evening in Belfast, would do the whole football system terrible. More to the football system than to the national team itself, because eight years away from Russia and Qatar would have sociological as well as financial effects: let’s think of the generations of fans born in the Bearzot ’78 -82 era and in that of Berlin 2006. They have remained linked to the football for life. But the children of 2017 and 2021?