Italy National Football Team
Italy national football team is the men’s football team for Italy that has won the FIFA World Cup 4 times in 1934, 1938, 1982, and 2006. The team is one of the most successful national teams in the history of the Football World Cup and which is the second highest times ever world cup won by any country. The team is governed by the Italy Football Federation. It comes under UEFA Confederation of Europe continent and winning a European Championship (1968).
The Italy side is the most World Cup holders team with 4 times and appearing in two other finals (1970, 1994). In 2006, the final was contested by Zinedine Zidane team France and Italy. They defeated France 5–3 in a penalty shoot-out, where Zinedine Zidane playing in the last match of his career. Italy is the first team to defend their previous World Cup Trophy. Due to World War II, the world cup was not played and Italy retained the title for a record of 16 years.
Italy National Football Team History
The team is governed by the Italian Football Federation. It comes under UEFA Confederation of Europe continent. Roberto Mancini is the current head coach and also a former player of Italy and Giorgio Chiellini is captain of the team.
The Football team created in 1910 and contested its first official international match on 15 May 1910 against France by 6-2. In 1930 the team won two consecutive editions in 1934 FIFA World Cup and 1938 FIFA World Cup. The Stade de France is the home ground of the team that was opened in 1998.
FIFA World Cup 2006 Football Squad
4 De Rossi
5 Cannavaro (c)
7 Del Piero
|Team||Italy Football Team|
|FIFA Current Ranking||16|
|Top Scorer||Luigi Riva (35)|
|Most caps||Gianluigi Buffon (176)|
|Nickname(s)||Gli Azzurri (The Blues)|
|World Cup Appearances||18 times|
Best Results- Won(1934, 1938, 1982, 2006)
|European Championship-||9 times|
Best Results- Won(1968)
|Confederations Cup-||2 times|
Best Results- Third place (2013)