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Italy


Federation founded: 1898
FIFA member since: 1905

 
WORLD CUP HISTORY
1930 - Did not participate
1934 - CHAMPIONS
1938 - CHAMPIONS
1950 - First round exit
1954 - First round exit
1958 - Did not qualify
1962 - First round exit
1966 - First round exit
1970 - Beaten finalist
1974 - First round exit
1978 - 4th place
1982 - CHAMPIONS
1986 - Second round exit
1990 - 3rd place
1994 - Beaten finalist
1998 - Quarterfinal exit
2002 - Second round exit
2006 - CHAMPIONS

 
STATISTICS
Played
77
Won
44
Drawn
19
Lost
14
Goals for
122
Goals against
69
Points
151
Italy are third on the all-time table.

 
TEAM RECORDS
Biggest victory:
7-1 vs United States in 1934.
Biggest defeat:
1-4 vs Switzerland in 1954 and 1-4 vs Brazil in 1970.
Overall topscorer:
Paolo Rossi, Roberto Baggio and Christian Vieri, 9 goals.
Most appearances:
Paolo Maldini, 23 matches.
Hosted the World Cup:
1934 and 1990

 
GREATEST PLAYERS
Paolo Rossi
Dino Zoff
Gaetano Scirea
Giuseppe Bergomi
Luigi Riva
Giuseppe Meazza
Roberto Baggio
Franco Baresi

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1934 1R United States W 7-1 QF Spain [aet] D 1-1 Spain [replay] W 1-0 SF Austria W 1-0 F Czechoslovakia [aet] W 2-1 1938 1R Norway [aet] W 2-1 QF France W 3-1 SF Brazil W 2-1 F Hungary W 4-2 1950 1R Sweden L 2-3 1R Paraguay W 2-0 1954 1R Switzerland L 1-2 1R Belgium W 4-1 P/O Switzerland L 1-4 1962 1R West Germany D 0-0 1R Chile L 0-2 1R Switzerland W 3-0 1966 1R Chile W 2-0 1R Soviet Union L 0-1 1R North Korea L 0-1 1970 1R Sweden W 1-0 1R Uruguay D 0-0 1R Israel D 0-0 QF Mexico W 4-1 SF West Germany [aet] W 4-3 F Brazil L 1-4 1974 1R Haiti W 3-1 1R Argentina D 1-1 1R Poland L 1-2 1978 1R France W 2-1 1R Hungary W 3-1 1R Argentina W 1-0 2Ph West Germany D 0-0 2Ph Austria W 1-0 2Ph Netherlands L 1-2 3/4 Brazil L 1-2 1982 1R Poland D 0-0 1R Peru D 1-1 1R Cameroon D 1-1 2Ph Argentina W 2-1 2Ph Brazil W 3-2 SF Poland W 2-0 F West Germany W 3-1 1986 1R Bulgaria D 1-1 1R Argentina D 1-1 1R South Korea W 3-2 2R France L 0-2 1990 1R Austria W 1-0 1R United States W 1-0 1R Czechoslovakia W 2-0 2R Uruguay W 2-0 QF Rep. of Ireland W 1-0 SF Argentina [3-4 ap] D 1-1 3/4 England W 2-1 1994 1R Rep. of Ireland L 0-1 1R Norway W 1-0 1R Mexico D 1-1 2R Nigeria [aet] W 2-1 QF Spain W 2-1 SF Bulgaria W 2-1 F Brazil [2-3 ap] D 0-0 1998 1R Chile D 2-2 1R Cameroon W 3-0 1R Austria W 2-1 2R Norway W 1-0 QF France [3-4 ap] D 0-0 2002 1R Ecuador W 2-0 1R Croatia L 1-2 1R Mexico D 1-1 2R South Korea [gg] L 1-2 2006 1R Ghana W 2-0 1R United States D 1-1 1R Czech Republic W 2-0 2R Australia W 1-0 QF Ukraine W 3-0 SF Germany [aet] W 2-0 F France [5-3 ap] D 1-1

 

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