Switzerland vs Italy FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Italy continue their longest unbeaten streak in international football history after a goalless draw against Switzerland – Italy and Switzerland are content with a goalless draw in Group 6 game five. Both sides were statistically tied, but neither could convert the last chance to move forward in the game. match. At present, Italy remains at the top of Group C with 11 points. Switzerland is 4 points behind in 2nd position and has 7 points.
3⃣6⃣ games unbeaten 🔥
Italy now have the longest unbeaten streak in international football history 🇮🇹
The Azzurri lost a match for the last time in September 2018 🤯
– beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) September 5, 2021
Switzerland vs Italy: Italy set an international record by extending their unbeaten run to 36 games in a 0-0 draw against Switzerland in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday which saw penalty expert Jorginho miss again on site.
The European champion has not lost under the leadership of Robert Mancini for three years now, to exceed the world record in 35 games shared with Spain (2007-09) and Brazil (1993-96). Some credit Brazil with a 36-game streak through one of those games, against Romania, not officially recognized.
Still, Italy missed a clear opportunity to seize Group C more closely by failing to beat their closest rivals Switzerland, three days after being held to a 1-1 draw at home against Bulgaria.
Italy have 11 points in five games and lead the group of five by four against the Swiss, who have played two games less. Bulgaria beat Lithuania 1-0 earlier on Sunday and are six points behind Italy.
Jorginho’s reputation as one of the finest penalty shooters in world football – fooling goalkeepers after a slow run and jump – has already taken a hit by failing in the final shootout of the tournament. ‘Euro 2020 vs England.
On Sunday, UEFA’s new male player of the year became the latest European star to be beaten at 12 meters by Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
Sommer took a quick step to his right as Jorginho took his signature jump, then moved to dive to his left and easily saved a lightly slapped kick in the 53rd minute.
The Swiss goalkeeper builds a penalty shootout record – from Kylian Mbappé in the decisive shot in the shootout to eliminate France in the round of 16 of Euro 2020, and twice from Sergio Ramos in a Nations League match against Spain last November in the same stadium in Basel.
Sommer, who now plays for Borussia Mönchengladbach, returned to his former club Basel’s home to captain his country in the absence of midfielder Granit Xhaka, who missed the game after testing positive for COVID-19 in the middle of the week.
Switzerland raised their home unbeaten record to 20 games in new coach Murat Yakin’s first competitive game. He was hired last month to replace Vladimir Petkovic who ended his seven years at the helm by leaving to join French club Bordeaux.
Italy will host Lithuania on Wednesday. Switzerland is in Northern Ireland on the same day.
Only the group winner qualifies directly for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The runner-up will go to a 12-team squad and two rounds in the playoffs in March.
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