It really happened.

Protecting a 1-0 lead from the first leg, Sweden clung on at the San Siro to secure their place at the 2018 World Cup – and in so doing, caused heartbreak across Italy and beyond.

[REPORT – Italy eliminated as resilient Sweden earn draw]

While some neutrals fancied seeing a big upset unfold – which it duly did – most fans on social media were left stunned and dismayed to discover that heavyweights Italy will not be in Russia next summer.

But congratulations to Sweden, of course.