Scotland have come out of the hat along with the Azzurri in the last two campaigns - and have now failed to qualify for both following a 2-1 defeat to the world champions at Hampden at the weekend.
Alex McLeish´s men at least have the consolation of featuring in the second pot in next week´s draw in Durban but Gattuso warned: "It is important for Scotland to avoid playing Italy again in the World Cup, We´ve knocked you out of two competitions which has meant Scotland haven´t played in the World Cup or Euro 2008.
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