Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has resigned after his side failed to qualify for the knockout phase of the tournament.
The Azzuri - who beat England 2-1 - only had to draw with Uruguay in order to qualify. But a late Diego Godin goal put the game past Italy, sending them home prematurely alongside the Three Lions from Group D.
The game was littered with controversy, as Claudio Marchisio was shown a straight red on the hour mark before Giorgio Chiellini appeared to be bitten by Luis Suarez. The referee took no action but replays seemed to confirm the allegations and it is expected FIFA may take retrospective action.
Disappointed by the result, in Prandelli's post-match conference, the Italian said: "I talked to the president of the federation and gave my resignation. The technical set-up didn't work, and I take all responsibility for that.
"Something has changed since my contract was renewed. I don't know why. I chose a certain technical plan and that's why I'm resigning - because it did not work."
Prandelli leaves the position that he took up in 2010, when Marcello Lippi failed to steer Italy passed the group stages of the World Cup, in a very similar situation.
Despite their early World Cup exit, Prandelli did steer the Azzuri to the 2012 European Final, allbeit to be beaten 4-0 by a rampant Spanish side.
Prior to the World Cup his contract had been extended to include Euro 2016 but the Italian FA will now be on the hunt for the manager they think can bring them success in that tournament.
They too are in turmoil though, as it is widely reported the President of the Italian FA, Giancarlo Abete has also resigned, meaning it is all change in the Italian national football system.
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