Italy sealed qualification for Euro 2024 after drawing 0-0 against Ukraine in their final Group C qualifier on Monday.
The reigning European champions finished second, level on 14 points with third-placed Ukraine, but with a better head-to-head record after a tense affair that might have gone either way.
Luciano Spalletti’s side ended six points behind group winners England, who sealed qualification by beating Italy 3-1 at Wembley last month.
Ukraine, who have never beaten the Azzurri, had strong claims for a penalty waved away after Bryan Cristante’s clumsy challenge on Mykhailo Mudryk in stoppage time. They can still book a spot at Euro 2024 via the playoffs in March; the playoff draw takes place on Thursday in Nyon.