Ajdin Hrustic's 84' winner at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium effectively ended UAE's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar.
Karl Toko Ekambi's 124' winner at the Stade Mustapha Tchaker seconds before the full-time whistle left Algeria devastated.
While Italy's frustration or failure to qualify has caused embarrassment, it has also caused heartbreak to the entire nation.
The FIFA World Cup is the biggest showcase of talent and ability in football, with many footballers skyrocketing their careers.
World Cup always brings about the same excitement and enthusiasm. On three cases the defending finalists have not qualified for the next World Cup finals.
The FIFA World Cup was initially scheduled to begin on November 21 with Senegal's game against the Netherlands at Al Thumama Stadium.
The FIBA World Cup European Qualfiers Group L Ukraine vs Italy match will be held on August 24, 6:30 PM (International Time) and August 24, 9:00 PM (Indian Time).
Wales will take on Ukraine in the World Cup Qualifying playoff final at Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday.
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has spoken out after his team missed out on 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification following the 1-0 loss to North Macedonia.
Midfielder Marco Verratti has requested the fans “not to insult” Italy players who missed out on the World Cup qualification