Dangerous precedents from Italy visits to Northern Ireland

Italy‘s chances of qualfying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are hanging in the balance ahead of their final World Cup Qualification Group C game away to Northern Ireland on Monday evening. History suggests that the Azzurri won’t have it easy in Belfast, and there is a lesson from the 1950s that Italy will have to heed. In five previous meetings with Northern Ireland, Italy have lost just once.