Italian Football Federation (FIGC) President Carlo Tavecchio gestures during a news conference in Rome, Italy November 20, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Italian football federation (FIGC) President Carlo Tavecchio resigned Monday, a week after the national team failed to qualify for the World Cup finals for the first time in 60 years.Tavecchio, 74, had been under pressure to step down after a goalless draw to Sweden meant Italy missed out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958 . "Carlo Tavecchio was very upset, but not as the head of the football federation, but as Carlo Tavecchio". He added that it had not been his decision to appoint Ventura, a journeyman coach who had never coached either AC Milan, Inter Milan or Juventus nor won a major title at club level.
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