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Play-offs loom for Italy after comprehensive World Cup defeat to Spain in Madrid

MADRID, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 02: Italy Head Coach / Manager Gian Piero Ventura reacts at the end of the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Spain and Italy at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 2, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Play-offs loom for Italy after comprehensive defeat to Spain in Madrid