Defending champion Italy was eliminated from the World Cup with a humbling 3-2 loss to Slovakia. The italians were last, the first time they've ever finished at the bottom of an opening-round group.
Never have the previous World Cup finalist both failed to advance in the next tournament when both qualified. France, which lost to Italy on penalty kicks for the 2006, went out earlier this week. Italy become desperate in the final 10 minutes - well they did not want to go home.