Soccer: Italy seeded for playoff draw

Candreva's strike earns Azzurri hard-fought victory

(ANSA) - Rome, October 10 - Italy will be seeded for the European World Cup qualifying playoff draw after a second-half strike by Antonio Candreva earned them a laboured 1-0 win in Albania on Monday.
    It was, however, another unconvincing performance from the Azzurri, who were held 1-1 by Macedonia on Friday.
    Italy finished Group G second with 23 points from 10 games, five points behind Spain, who qualified directly for next year's tournament in Russia.
   

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