Well, that went very poorly. My man Gattuso played the first half, and did what he could, but despite an exciting conclusion to the game, one never really got the feeling that Italy were going to pull it out. Big changes coming to the Italian national team, and not all of them are going to be voluntary.
Full congratulations, though, to Slovakia.
Anyway, to take all our minds off it, here's some vuvuzela-related hilarity:
*"Never [before] so ugly." - The headline in La Repubblica, referring to the overall performance of the Azzurri.