Markets

Sweden eliminates Italy to clinch World Cup 2018 berth

Sweden eliminates Italy to clinch World Cup 2018 berth

Italy's leading sports daily newspaper hailed the arrival of the "apocalypse" after the Azzurri failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

Italy's Mario Balotelli posted a short clip on Instagram before the game, sending a message to the fans wishing his country good luck.

"I'm sadder seeing Buffon retire from global football than when my house flooded", posted one fan.

Despite their efforts, a Swedish shut-out sent the Scandinavians to Russian Federation and left the Italian players in tears, with veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon emotionally announcing the end of his 175-cap career nearly immediately after the final whistle blew.

Italy are not the first major nation to miss out on the World Cup, and they certainly will not be the last.

The Manchester United striker, who retired from the national team in 2016, was among the crowd in the San Siro to cheer on his former Sweden teammates.

Vikings QB Case Keenum throws TD pass, gets left out of celebration
Bridgewater was activated Wednesday from the physically unable to perform list and didn't get into the game. Quarterback Kirk Cousins wants a ling-term deal, but the team seems to be against him on that front.

This will be the second time the team will not play in the tournament.

"This is incredible. This player stopped playing with Sweden a year and a half ago and we are still talking about him", Andersson told reporters.

'This is disgusting, the World Cup can't exist without Italy.

Europe's preliminary competition offers the highest number of berths at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with 14 in total. "A World Cup without Italia is like pizza without cheese". After the match, he said: "I have not resigned because I haven't spoken to the president yet". That gave the Swedes a 1-0 win over the two matches of the playoff and a spot at the World Cup. Italy is slowly recovering from a prolonged recession, but most people say they see no sign of the pick-up, with wages stagnant and unemployment stuck above 11 percent.

Ventura, 69, is under contract until 2020.

Ventura had made changes from Friday's defeat with Brazil-born Jorginho making his Italy debut and Alessandro Florenzi and Manolo Gabbiadini also handed starts, although Napoli's in-form winger Lorenzo Insigne was again left on the bench.


  • S&P cuts Venezuela's sovereign debt rating to 'selective default'

    S&P cuts Venezuela's sovereign debt rating to 'selective default'

    A default can be declared either by the major ratings agencies, big debt-holders or by the government itself. Under the sanctions, no United States citizen can do business with Venezuelan individuals on the list.
    United Nations  calls on Saudi coalition to open Yemeni seaports

    United Nations calls on Saudi coalition to open Yemeni seaports

    Yemen had commercial wheat stocks for three months for the entire population of 28 million and about 120 days of rice. On Monday, Saudi Arabia said it would begin opening airports and seaports , but that has not happened yet.
    Mikel returns, Messi out of Nigeria, Argentina clash

    Mikel returns, Messi out of Nigeria, Argentina clash

    Nigeria scored 12 goals in their six qualification games, and their detractors had no answer as they progressed in style. In a video posted on the NFF Twitter handle, Idowu said: "It's a big privilege for me to be part of this great squad".
  • Anambra poll: NOA assures electorates of safety

    Anambra poll: NOA assures electorates of safety

    We hereby demand their release. "Assurances by security agencies only represent necessary first steps". Joseph's Catholic Church Ekwuluobia", the report said.
    Improved Wireless Charging Coming With iOS 11.2

    Improved Wireless Charging Coming With iOS 11.2

    Apple's iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are about to get a little bit quicker about it, though, with the release of iOS 11.2. However, while convenient, it did have some drawbacks compared to plugging in an old-fashioned Lighting cable.
    AWS sells China hardware to local cloud partner

    AWS sells China hardware to local cloud partner

    Sinnet urged its customers to avoid using virtual private networks (VPNs), which outsmart China's Great Firewall. The move places a big shadow over foreign ventures of a similar nature in China.
  • Arconic Inc. (ARNC), Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)

    Currently, 487.94 million total shares are owned by the public and among those 483.43 million shares have been available to trade. Carroll Fin Associate has invested 0.01% in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). 387,237 were accumulated by Salient Capital.
    Oscar De La Hoya Calls Out Conor McGregor

    Oscar De La Hoya Calls Out Conor McGregor

    The first thing I wanted to do was inspect him and get Mr McGregor and his crew out of the cage so that's what we did. The Golden Boy CEO might also have been upset because it took place just three weeks before the Gennady Golovkin vs.
    Home Depot's quarterly profit jumps 10 pct

    Home Depot's quarterly profit jumps 10 pct

    It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500. 14,680 shares were sold by Carey Matt , worth $2.30 million on Wednesday, May 17. Sei Invests Comm reported 239,493 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes.
  • Evidence of 'World's Oldest' Grape Wine Dug Up in Georgia

    Evidence of 'World's Oldest' Grape Wine Dug Up in Georgia

    Their chemical analysis "confirmed tartaric acid, the fingerprint compound for grape and wine", they said in their report. As far as the first fermented beverage goes, China holds that record with a drink that McGovern traced back to 7,000 BC.
    Possible serial killer may have struck again, police say

    Possible serial killer may have struck again, police say

    Police said they believe October's shootings are linked by proximity and time frame, but they don't have a motive or a suspect. Police are asking residents nearby to stay indoors as there is still a massive police presence on the scene.
    In 'good deal of pain,' Sen. Paul returning to Capitol Hill

    In 'good deal of pain,' Sen. Paul returning to Capitol Hill

    Paul suffered six cracked ribs and a pleural effusion - a buildup of fluid around the lung - as a result of the alleged attack. Paul was attacked November 3 while mowing his lawn at his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky.