With Luxembourg trailing Italy 1-0, defender Chris Philipps thought he'd throw one into the mixer.

In terms of embarrassing moments though, even this moment of ineptitude was eclipsed late on when Cesare Prandelli’s side succumbed to a late Luxembourg equaliser.

Just to provide some context, Italy have won the World Cup four times, while Luxembourg have never reached the final stages and have lost 113 of their 124 qualifying matches.

Italy sold just 200 tickets for their opening match against England in Manuas on June 14. On the evidence of last night’s game, it’s easy to see why their was such a small take-up.

  • burslem

    I wouldn’t take this too seriously. Italy will be well prepared when they meet England.