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Roberto Mancini could not see his side lose on penalties against South Korea in the Asian Cup.
The former Manchester City manager was hoping to send his team through to the quarter-finals of the tournament.
After a nail-biting game ended 1-1 at the end of extra time, there was great drama again in a penalty shootout.
Jurgen Klinsmann’s South Korean national team, meanwhile, were hoping to end a 64-year Asian Cup title drought.
After Korean goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo saved penalties from Sami Al-Najei and Abdulrahman Ghareeb, Mancini appeared to have seen enough.
Roberto Mancini was hoping to send his team through to the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup
The tense game ended 1-1 at the end of extra time and they were sent to a penalty shootout.
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The former Italian national team coach could be seen walking down the tunnel in apparent frustration.
In August, Mancini made the shock announcement that he was to ‘make history’ as Saudi Arabia coach just weeks after stepping down from the Italy role.
Reports in Italy claim Mancini has signed a contract worth €25m (£21m) annually.
Mancini has signed a contract until 2027, the year in which Saudi Arabia hosts the Asian Cup.
Mancini was unable to watch South Korea’s winning penalty against Saudi Arabia
Mancini resigned as Italy manager on 13 August after five years in charge of the Azzurri, with former Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti as his replacement.
During his time as Italy boss, Mancini won Euro 2020 and also finished third in the Nations League on two occasions.
However, Mancini failed to lead Italy to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.