Italy tackle Sweden this night (7.45pm) in the second one spherical in their World Cup qualifier and will have to overturn a 1-Zero defeat from the primary fit.
If the Azzurri fail to qualify it is going to be the primary time they’ve neglected a World Cup finals in 60 years.
However, Mario Balotelli isn’t involved and has warned Manchester United striker and Sweden legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic Italy will triumph.
“I’m not in the national team and many people have asked me why,” he mentioned in a video on Instagram.
“I say as a result of [Gian Piero] Ventura’s possible choices will have to be revered, and I admire them.
“But for now there are different issues which might be extra essential.
“The message I need to give out is that each one Italians, for one evening, will have to handiest take into consideration Italy going to the World Cup and beef up them as one.
“The World Cup is just too essential and, previously, the nationwide staff have proven that they deserve [to be there].
“We will have to all combat as one and say ‘Forza Azzurri’.
“To my pal Zlatan, I say, ‘This time we’ll beat you!”
Sweden take a one-goal merit into the second one leg following their 1-Zero house win courtesy of midfielder Jakob Johansson.
And veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has admitted Italy be expecting a tricky check heading into the second-leg recreation.
“We can make no mistakes, we are focusing on what we must do to win but if we fail to qualify everybody should take the blame,” he mentioned.
“Sweden are a cast aspect and their behaviour will make little distinction, all of it will depend on us.
“We know we will win this recreation, we dream to qualify for the World Cup, it’s the most important recreation for us and for the historical past of the nationwide staff.
“The recreation manner so much for all people, now not just for me. My scenario isn’t essential nowadays. It can be a really perfect pleasure to qualify for the World Cup.”