Italy Taking the Scenic Route to the World Cup

Serie A Chronicles

Nov 16 2021 • 52 mins

The Euro 2020 honeymoon... and Italy's sensational summer of sport... is well and truly over as Roberto Mancini's men failed to qualify directly for the 2022 World Cup. Draws with Switzerland and Northern Ireland saw the Swiss qualify as group winners, leaving Gli Azzurri needing the dreaded play-off pathway in March to get to Qatar. Nicky and Mina break it down for us. What are the problems? What about Jorginho's penalty woes? What are Mancini's options? Where will the goals come from in the play-offs? What has happened to the element of surprise that they had at the Euros? Plus... Poetry chaos, and the Christmas run-in report card. Which managers will get to eat their panettone? And stick in to the end as we end with a good World Cup Qualification play-off memory featuring one Pierluigi Casiraghi (can he make a comeback???), coincidentally also from November 15th, all the way back in 1997. 00:00 Italy's road to Qatar 29:40 Mina's limerick 33:20 The Serie A Christmas run-in ****** This episode is sponsored by Calido Media. Talk to the team to discuss your digital strategy to fire up your business, connect to your ideal audience, and communicate your message: calidomedia.com.au We recommend: Riverside.fm online podcast recording studio: We record all audio & video with Riverside. WPX web hosting: 30 seconds support response time 24/7/365 with FREE unlimited website migration and the best hosting infrastructure for the fastest speeds. ****** Tweet us your questions to @serieAchronpod with the hashtag #ChroniclesQandA for our ChroniclesQ&A mailbag show. Links: serieachronicles.com, Patreon, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Please give us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Serie A Chronicles is a Media Chronicles production. Digital content and social media by Calido Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices