The frontpages of two of Italy’s main daily sportspapers are dominated by the first leg of the play-off match to qualify to next summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia when Sweden host Italy’s Gli Azzurri at the Friends Arena, with kick-off scheduled for 20.45 CET.
Despite this there is still mention of some Inter related news on the frontpage of Turin based Tuttosport. The newspaper dedicates some minor space to the Nerazzurri with the headline “Inter are looking for the new Messi: here is Ausilio’s secret plan.”
Meanwhile Rome-based Corriere dello Sport, dedicate their entire frontpage to the FIFA World Cup play-off matches. Most of the space is dedicated to today’s match between Sweden and Italy but some space is also dedicated to yesterday’s fixtures which saw Inter’s Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic play in Croatia’s 4-1 thrashing of Greece.
“Kalinic and Perisic excite Croatia: Greece beaten 4-1. Switzerland win 1-0” is the headline printed.