Italian players can’t stomach not playing the World Cup in Qatar 2022. And all the more so given their title of European champion.
As in Russia four years ago, Italy is conspicuous by its absence from the World Cup in Qatar. Consequence of its elimination by North Macedonia in the semi-finals of the play-offs. A failure difficult to digest for the players of the Squadra Azzurra, crowned European champions during the last Euro. A title that should be enough to participate in the World Cup according to Federico Bernardeschi.
“I am European champion and I have never played a World Cup: it is absurd. The nations that win the various continental tournaments should qualify directly for the World Cup,” thus struck the Turin striker, who moved from Juventus to Torino last summer, in the columns of the Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Italian international was also delighted with Adrien Rabiot’s fine performance against Australia. “I saw him every day in training and I had no doubts about his qualities. I’m very happy for Adri because I know what it means to be criticized unfairly. Juventus should have extended it several months ago. Where do you find a 1m90 player with such progression? »he confided in reference to the contractual situation of the former Parisian, linked to Juventus until June 2023.