The agony of defeat. That's one way to describe the mood in Italy right now, after the Italian national soccer team failed to qualify for the men's World Cup in Russia next year. It’s the first time in 60 years that Italy won’t be represented on soccer’s biggest stage. Generations of Italian fans have never experienced this. And they’re taking it hard. The president of the Italian soccer federation said weeks ago that it would be an “apocalypse” if Italy didn’t qualify.
Fake news is everywhere. Americans learned that last year, when the spread of false news stories and misleading information on social media played a role in the 2016 presidential election. But the problem isn’t limited to the US. It’s a big concern for leaders all over the globe. The question is, what do we do about it? One of Italy’s top elected officials unveiled her answer to that question today.
The United States of America, world superpower and home of amazingly talented athletes, will not be represented in the 2018 FIFA World Cup men’s soccer tournament. Let that sink in for a moment. Hit the "play" button above to hear us talk about it with Roger Bennett, co-host of the "Men in Blazers" show and podcast for NBC Sports. He's "devastated" by what he calls "US soccer's Red Wedding," a macabre "Game of Thrones" reference.
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Selecting a term
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