Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Football
1-min read

Gian Piero Ventura’s Future To Be Discussed Within 24 Hours, Says Italy FA

Italy’s football federation (FIGC) will meet on Wednesday to discuss the future of Coach Gian Piero Ventura following their astonishing failure to qualify for the World Cup. FIGC president Carlo Tavecchio said a “shared solution” was necessary after Italy’s first failure to qualify since 1958, following their 1-0 aggregate defeat to Sweden in a two-leg playoff.

Reuters

Updated:November 14, 2017, 6:07 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Gian Piero Ventura’s Future To Be Discussed Within 24 Hours, Says Italy FA
Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura looks dejected after the match (Image: Reuters)
Loading...

Italy’s football federation (FIGC) will meet on Wednesday to discuss the future of Coach Gian Piero Ventura following their astonishing failure to qualify for the World Cup. FIGC president Carlo Tavecchio said a “shared solution” was necessary after Italy’s first failure to qualify since 1958, following their 1-0 aggregate defeat to Sweden in a two-leg playoff.

“We are deeply bitter and disappointed over the failure to qualify for the World Cup, it is a sporting failure that needs a shared solution,” said Tavecchio in an FIGC statement.

“For this reason I called a meeting tomorrow… to conduct a thorough analysis and decide on future choices.”

Ventura, whose contract was extended in August to run until the Euro 2020 tournament, refused to step down immediately after the 0-0 draw against Sweden on Monday.

The 69-year-old – the oldest man ever to coach Italy – was described by Tavecchio as a “master of football” when he replaced Antonio Conte following Euro 2016 and was initially given a two-year contract.

Ventura has never won a major title or coached any of AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus and has spent much of his career in the lower divisions.

However, he has enjoyed a long, steady career in Italy and has a reputation for nurturing young talent.

He also gained widespread respect following a five-year spell with Torino when he led them out of Serie B and to several respectable finishes in the middle and upper half of Serie A.

Italy finished second in their European qualifying group behind Spain, forcing them to face Sweden for a place in Russia.

Ventura has been in charge for 17 games with 10 wins, four draws and three defeats.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: Abhimanyu Sen
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results