As such, anything other than qualification is nearly certain to result in the sacking of current coach Giampiero Ventura with a number of names being linked to the Azzurri bench.
If they fail to qualify, it would be the first time since 1958 that a World Cup would take place without Italy being a part of it.
Janne Andersson's men, though, will be in confident mood of securing qualification following that impressive first-leg victory in Solna; Betfair Sportsbook go 13/2 (7.50) that the Swedes secure a World Cup place in style by claiming a famous victory in Milan, while the same firm offer 14/5 (3.80) that the match remains level at the end of 90 minutes - a result that would see the Azzurri eliminated - whilst they also offer 17/20 (1.85) that Sweden reach Russian Federation.
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"The San Siro doesn't score, I've never seen a fan score", said Pirlo, a member of the 2006 World Cup-winning team who announced last week he was retiring from football.
"We want to send Italians a message not with words, but with action on the pitch".
"I would love for those who come to the stadium to take off their club colours and all wear the Azzurri jersey that unites us all".
A second-half deflected strike from Jakob Johansson gave the Swedes victory in Stockholm on Friday, piling the pressure on Italy and their under-fire boss Giampiero Ventura - the oldest boss in Azzurri's history at 69 - ahead of tonight's crunch clash in Milan.
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Andreas Granqvist warns Sweden "have nothing to lose, so the pressure is all on Italy".
Sweden coach Janne Andersson. "We invite them to support us, but realise the time has come for us to show them what we ve got", he said.
"We want to reach the World Cup, we've been working towards that and after the first leg we haven't changed our minds on that".
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His former Hibs team-mate McManus also claimed that he is undergoing chemotherapy. "Will say a prayer for him tonight". Fellow professionals both current and former expressed their well wishes to the midfielder on Twitter.