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Revitalized Italy on brink of record 10th straight win

MILAN (AP) From soccer flops to the brink of making history, Italy has come a long way in the two years since its embarrassing failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Italy had already qualified for the 2020 European Championship - with three matches to spare - but Tuesday's 5-0 win at Liechtenstein saw the Azzurri match the national team's record of nine straight wins set under Vittorio Pozzo between 1938-39.

Victory against Bosnia-Herzegovina next month will establish a new all-time mark for the Azzurri.