Italy v North Macedonia live updates - latest World Cup play-off action as Italy look to book place at Qatar

World Cup Qualification UEFA / Matchday 1
Stadio Renzo Barbera / 24.03.2022
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Ibrahim Mustapha
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Ibrahim Mustapha
Updated 24/03/2022 at 22:20 GMT
22:20
MATCH REPORT - ITALY FAIL TO REACH SECOND SUCCESSIVE WORLD CUP AS THEY'RE DUMPED OUT BY NORTH MACEDONIA
Italy dumped out by North Macedonia in huge shock
End of 2nd Half
90'+5
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FULL TIME
They've done it! North Macedonia have knocked Italy out of the World Cup!
They will play Portugal next week for a place at Qatar!
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Aleksandar Trajkovski
Goal
Aleksandar Trajkovski
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
GOAL! ITALY 0-1 NORTH MACEDONIA
Would you belive it! They've been half a threat all game, and Trajkovski has just struck a beauty from 30 yards out to put North Macedonia ahead! Italy are heading out of the World Cup!
90'
INTO ADDED TIME
Five additional minutes for either side to find a winner in normal time!
89'
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ITALY MAKE A DOUBLE CHANGE
Chiellini comes on for his 115th international appearance, whilst Joao Pedro comes on for his first!
Domenico Berardi
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Domenico Berardi
Italy
Italy
 João Pedro
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João Pedro
Italy
Italy
85'
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NORTH MACEDONIA CHANGE
Darko Velkovski
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Darko Velkovski
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
Kire Ristevski
On
Kire Ristevski
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
85'
BIG CHANCE FOR PELLEGRINI!
Emerson does well to beat two players on the left and thread Pellegrini through who surely has to take on the shot himself, but instead looks to square the ball across goal, but there's no blue shirts in the box! That could have been the one.
81'
INTO THE FINAL TEN MINUTES
Or is it? We're heading for extra time as things stand!
80'
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FIRST YELLOW CARD OF THE GAME
Spirovski goes into the book. He had to make the challenge because Italy had set-up for a dangerous counter-attack.
Darko Velkovski
Yellow card
Darko Velkovski
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
78'
ALMOST AN INSTANT IMPACT FROM PELLEGRINI!
He has a snapshot on the edge of the box but it sails over!
77'
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DOUBLE CHANGE FOR THE ITALIANS
Lorenzo Pellegrini and Sandro Tonali are introduced.
Nicolò Barella
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Nicolò Barella
Italy
Italy
Sandro Tonali
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Sandro Tonali
Italy
Italy
74'
FRUSTRATION GROWS FOR ITALY
They're starting to concede sloppy fouls as they continue to push for an equaliser, but continue to be denied by North Macedonia.
71'
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NORTH MACEDONIA MAKE ANOTHER SUBSTITUTION
Milan Ristovski
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Milan Ristovski
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
Bojan Miovski
On
Bojan Miovski
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
68'
BASTONI'S HEADER IS ON TAREGT... BUT IT'S SAVED!
Italy finally trouble the goalkeeper from a corner on their 12th attempt, but it's straight at Dimitrievski.
64'
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ROBERTO MANCINI MAKES HIS FIRST CHANGE
Lorenzo Insigne
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Lorenzo Insigne
Italy
Italy
Giacomo Raspadori
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Giacomo Raspadori
Italy
Italy
63'
IMMOBILE LOOKS TO GO ONE-ON-ONE
But Musliu recovers really well to put him off and direct him out wide as another chance goes begging.
60'
AN HOUR GONE, IT REMIANS GOALLESS
Italy continue to dominate this one, but since the double change North Macedonia have looked better. How much longer can they hold on?
58'
IT'S A DOUBLE CHANGE FOR NORTH MACEDONIA
Arijan Ademi
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Arijan Ademi
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
Stefan Aškovski
On
Stefan Aškovski
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
58'
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FIRST CHANGE OF THE EVENING
Boban Nikolov
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Boban Nikolov
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
Stefan Spirovski
On
Stefan Spirovski
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
58'
ANOTHER WELL WORKED ITALY MOVE COMES TO NOTHING
Verratti plays a superb ball out wide to Florenzi whose cross towards Immobile is slightly over hit. Italy recycle the ball which falls to Berardi on the edge of the box, bit his effort blazes over the bar!