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Former FIGC chief Carlo Tavecchio: Italy fans wanted Sweden to win

Former FIGC chief Carlo Tavecchio says Italy fans were hoping they've lost their World Cup playoff against Sweden.

Tavecchio stepped down after the defeat.

“I was struck by our failure to qualify for the World Cup, so I resigned," he told Radio Sportiva.

“I'm convinced that there were many at San Siro who were hoping the Azzurri would go out as that was only way they could overthrow me.

“The national team begins with those who start in Italy. Right now the situation is confusing, but Mancini is an excellent Coach, although you can't start winning again overnight."

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