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Live Reporting

Alex Bysouth and Mantej Mann

All times stated are UK

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    And that's it from us on a dramatic evening that saw Italy's hopes of reaching the World Cup end in a shock defeat by North Macedonia, who will face Portugal on Tuesday in a match that will see the winner heading to Qatar later this year.

    Elsewhere, A Gareth Bale-inspired Wales are also into the finals and will face the winner of Scotland versus Ukraine, while Sweden take on Poland.

    Until next time...

  2. 'Disappointment is enormous'

    Italy 0-1 North Macedonia

    Italy boss Roberto Mancini: "It is difficult to comment on this match, with a goal that arrived after the 90th minute without conceding anything else.

    "This is a group with great players and I'm sorry because we didn't deserve it. Now it is too early to talk about the future, we still have to digest this defeat.

    "On a human level, I can say that I love these lads more tonight than after the triumph in July. The disappointment is enormous."

  3. 'North Macedonia difficult game'

    Portugal 3-1 Turkey

    Portugal boss Fernando Santos on facing North Macedonia next: "We could play North Macedonia or Italy, I always said that. These games are finals. Finals are always complicated. We won the first one and now we have to win the second.

    "That's what we're going to focus on. This game is over. Now we have to focus on North Macedonia, which will be a difficult game for sure. If they managed to beat Italy that means it's going to be very difficult."

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    Italy 0-1 North Macedonia

    North Macedonia are 90 minutes away from reaching a second conseucutive tournament, having also appeared at last summer's Euros. They lost all their matches during Euro 2020, while of course Italy went on to win it. Funny old game.

    North Macedonia celebrate

    Sweden 1-0 Czech Republic

    It's all over!

    Poland will host Sweden on Tuesday with the winner going to the World Cup.

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    Sweden 1-0 Czech Republic

    Anthony Elanga heads it away.

    Two minutes of injury time added on.

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    Sweden 1-0 Czech Republic

    The Czechs win a free-kick. The keeper takes it and everyone goes up.

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    Sweden 1-0 Czech Republic

    Sweden are just two minutes away now as they keep the ball up front.

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    Sweden 1-0 Czech Republic

    Not a bad time to make your international debut. Sweden bring on Manchester United teenager Anthony Elanga with five minutes to go.

  10. GOAL - Sweden 1-0 Czech Republic

    Robin Quaison (110 mins)

    Sweden are 10 minutes away from a World Cup play-off final with Poland.

    Robin Quaison plays a one-two with Alexander Isak in the box and slots home.

  11. Mancini's misery

    Italy 0-1 North Macedonia

    And what does this mean for Roberto Mancini?

    Incredibly this is the second consecutive World Cup Italy have missed out on, having failed to qualify for Russia in 2018.

    So by the time 2026 rolls around, it will have been 12 years between Italy appearances at the World Cup.

    And perhaps the most remarkable stat about Italy and world football's greatest competition... the last time the Azzurri won a knockout game at a World Cup was in 2006, when they beat France in the final.

    That 16-year wait is set to become at least 20.

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    Portugal will face North Macedonia in their play-off final on Tuesday.

    Wales will face the winner of Scotland against Ukraine, which has been postponed because of Russia's invasion.

    Meanwhile, Poland await the winners of Sweden versus Czech Republic, which has gone into extra time.

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    Italy 0-1 North Macedonia

    The moment of a lifetime for Aleksandar Trajkovski.

    North Macedonia score
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    Who would've banked that Italy would be the ones ruled out of the World Cup tonight?

    Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo's dreams remain alive...

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    It was billed as Cristiano Ronaldo versus Girogio Chiellini, but the Manchester United man will fancy his chances in the final now...


    Italy 0-1 North Macedonia

    It's over in Palermo.

    European champions Italy will not play in the 2022 World Cup!

    North Macedonia celebrate

    Portugal 3-1 Turkey

    That's it, Portugal are through!

  18. GOAL - Italy 0-1 North Macedonia

    Aleksandar Trajkovski (90+2 mins)

    Wow! Shut the front door!

    North Macedonia have had their backs against the wall all game but they are on the brink of eliminating the European champions.

    Aleksandar Trajkovski picks up the loose ball, drives forward and fires the ball into the corner of the net.

    The red shirts gather near their bench and the celebrations are wild. Seconds to go.

  19. GOAL - Portugal 3-1 Turkey

    Matheus Nunes

    Matheus Nunes wraps it up late on!

    He breaks the offside trap and sends Portugal into the final.