In the past few days, we at the SPORTbible have tried to play down the fact that Gianluigi Buffon could miss out on next year's World Cup, but those horrible thoughts became a reality on Monday night.
Italy might have dominated in terms of possession, but the Italians couldn't find a breakthrough in their qualifier against Sweden and have therefore failed in their attempts to reach the World Cup. We simply cannot imagine a tournament without the famous Blue.
For the first time since 1958, the likes of Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini will not appear in next summer's competition in Russia and moments after the game, the famous goalkeeper broke down in tears as world football wept alongside the great man.
This might just be the most emotional interview of all time.
Here's how social media reacted to the news that one of the greatest of all time, Gianluigi Buffon, will not feature in the 2018 World Cup:
A sad day for football.
The World Cup in Russia just won't be the same without Gianluigi Buffon.