With Lega Serie A planning to launch a 20-man tournament in America during the World Cup this year, it seems as if the league is preparing for Italy to miss the tournament in Qatar.

The Azzurri have not yet booked their spot in the World Cup this winter, having finished second in their qualifying group behind Switzerland. The European champions now need to go through the play-offs; first they’ll face North Macedonia, before playing the winner of Portugal-Turkey for a spot in the tournament.