Italy is assured of a FIFA World Cup play-off place after Belgium's dramatic victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The Azzurri, who will be one of eight teams to contest the UEFA play-offs in a bid to reach next year's tournament in Russia, became certain of finishing second in Group G on Saturday (AEST).
But Italy was not assured of a spot in the play-offs until Belgium's thrilling 4-3 win in Sarajevo ensured there was no way Bosnia-Herzegovina, currently the bottom-ranked second-place side, could catch them.
In a complex system that sees results against each group's bottom side removed in a league table, eight of the best nine runners-up reach the play-offs.
Of those eight sides, the four to win their ties will join the nine group winners and host Russia as Europe's representatives at the tournament.
Italy is bidding to qualify for a 14th consecutive FIFA World Cup, having not failed to play at the finals since 1958.