European champions Italy will not be at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after they suffered a shock defeat to North Macedonia.
North Macedonia, who have never previously participated at the World Cup, produced a spirited display and prevailed despite Italy having 34 attempts.
Aleksandar Trajkovski scored with a fine finish in the 92nd minute for North Macedonia, who will take on Portugal in the playoff final.
Italy tried their utmost to break the deadlock but their play was too laboured at times as they lacked incisiveness.
This is the second time in succession that Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup and it surely means that some players, such as veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini, will not take part in the tournament again.