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“4th choice”- Some fans furious as Chelsea star’s penalty miss costs national team WC berth for now

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Emerson Palmieri and Jorginho celebrate Euro 2020 win (imago Images)

Chelsea fans react as Italy fail to qualify after Jorginho missed a last-minute penalty vs Switzerland

According to Standard, Italy missed the chance to qualify for the World Cup 2022 because of the last-minute penalty miss from Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.

Italy being on the top of the table of Group C of the World Cup qualifiers, had the chance to qualify last night by beating Switzerland. Though Giovanni Di Lorenzo’s goal ensured the draw, Jorginho had the opportunity to win the game. 

In the 89th minute of the game, Ulisses Garcia fouled Lorenzo Insigne inside the box, resulting in an Azzurri penalty after a VAR check. 

Jorginho had been extremely successful in his penalty attempts for Chelsea. (Getty Images)
Jorginho had been extremely successful in his penalty attempts for Chelsea. (Getty Images)

The Blues midfielder is known for his incredible conversion rate from the penalty spot. He has converted 15 of his shots out of 18 from the spot for the West London team. For Napoli, He has scored four of the five penalties designated to him. He has a 100 per cent conversion rate for his previous team Hellas-Verona. 

The Ballon d’Or nominee is famous for his’ hop, skip and jump’ technique before taking a shot. It creates an irresistible confusion in Goalkeeper’s mind for a moment that becomes a massive advantage for the Italian to pick his spot. 

He had a commending conversion rate scoring all the penalties credited to him with the Italian National team. But last night, he missed the decisive one that could have ensured the qualification for Roberto Mancini’s team. 

Jorginho had a 100% conversion rate for Italy before missing yesterday's penalty. (imago Images)
Jorginho had a 100% conversion rate for Italy before missing yesterday’s penalty. (imago Images)

Though the two sides are level on points on the table after the draw, Italy’s goal difference is 2 points better than the Swiss team. 

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The Gli Azzurri is set to 3rd place face Northern Ireland in their final qualifier game who have already lost the chance to qualify due to their point difference on the table. So, it won’t be complicated for the Italian contingent to qualify, but the Euro Champion would aspire to remain the table topper. 

Here is how Chelsea fans reacted to Jorginho’s penalty miss against Schweizer Nati. It’s fair to say they were not pleased with Jorginho’s effort and some even want him off spot-kick duty.

https://twitter.com/BreezeAgentYT/status/1459273423750844417?s=20

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