Italy at the FIFA World Cup

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This is a record of Italy's results at the FIFA World Cup. The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, due to World War II.

The tournament consists of two parts, the qualification phase and the final phase (officially called the World Cup Finals). The qualification phase, which currently take place over the three years preceding the Finals, is used to determine which teams qualify for the Finals. The current format of the Finals involves 32 teams competing for the title, at venues within the host nation (or nations) over a period of about a month. The World Cup Finals is the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world, with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the 2006 tournament final.[1]

Italy, along with Germany, is the second most successful national team in the history of the World Cup, having won four titles (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006), just one fewer than Brazil. The team was present in 18 out of the 20 tournaments, the second most frequent along with Germany, reaching six finals, a third place and a fourth place.

Records[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Italy 1934 Champions 1 5 4 1 0 11 3
France 1938 Champions 1 4 4 0 0 11 5
Brazil 1950 Group Stage 7 2 1 0 1 4 3
Switzerland 1954 Group Stage 10 3 1 0 2 6 7
Sweden 1958 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Chile 1962 Group Stage 9 3 1 1 1 3 2
England 1966 Group Stage 9 3 1 0 2 2 2
Mexico 1970 Runners-up 2 6 3 2 1 10 8
West Germany 1974 Group Stage 10 3 1 1 1 5 4
Argentina 1978 Fourth place 4 7 4 1 2 9 6
Spain 1982 Champions 1 7 4 3 0 12 6
Mexico 1986 Round of 16 11 4 1 2 1 5 6
Italy 1990 Third place 3 7 6 1 0 10 2
United States 1994 Runners-up 2 7 4 2 1 8 5
France 1998 Quarter-finals 5 5 3 2 0 8 3
South KoreaJapan 2002 Round of 16 12 4 1 1 2 5 5
Germany 2006 Champions 1 7 5 2 0 12 2
South Africa 2010 Group Stage 26 3 0 2 1 4 5
Brazil 2014 Group Stage 22 3 1 0 2 2 3
Total 18/20 4 Titles 83 45 *21 17 128 77
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won. Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

By match[edit]

Year Round Against Score Scorers
1934 Round 1  United States 7–1 Schiavio (3), Orsi (2), Ferrari, Meazza
Quarter-Final  Spain 1–1 (AET) Ferrari
Quarter-Final (replay)  Spain 1–0 Meazza
Semi-Final  Austria 1–0 Guaita
Final  Czechoslovakia 2–1 (AET) Orsi, Schiavio
1938 Round 1  Norway 2–1 (AET) Ferraris II, Piola
Quarter-Final  France 3–1 Colaussi, Piola (2)
Semi-Final  Brazil 2–1 Colaussi, Meazza
Final  Hungary 4–2 Colaussi (2), Piola (2)
1950 Group 3  Sweden 2–3 Carapellese, Muccinelli
Group 3  Paraguay 2–0 Carapellese, Pandolfini
1954 Group 4   Switzerland 1–2 Boniperti
Group 4  Belgium 4–1 Pandolfini, Galli, Frignani, Lorenzi
Group 4 Play-off   Switzerland 1–4 Nesti
1962 Group 2  West Germany 0–0
Group 2  Chile 0–2
Group 2   Switzerland 3–0 Mora, Bulgarelli (2)
1966 Group 4  Chile 2–0 Mazzola, Barison
Group 4  Soviet Union 0–1
Group 4  North Korea 0–1
1970 Group 2  Sweden 1–0 Domenghini
Group 2  Uruguay 0–0
Group 2  Israel 0–0
Quarter-Final  Mexico 4–1 Guzmán (OG), Riva (2), Rivera
Semi-Final  West Germany 4–3 (AET) Boninsegna, Burgnich, Riva, Rivera
Final  Brazil 1–4 Boninsegna
1974 Group 4  Haiti 3–1 Rivera, Benetti, Anastasi
Group 4  Argentina 1–1 Perfumo (OG)
Group 4  Poland 1–2 Capello
1978 Group 1  France 2–1 Rossi, Zaccarelli
Group 1  Hungary 3–1 Rossi, Bettega, Benetti
Group 1  Argentina 1–0 Bettega
Group A Round 2  West Germany 0–0
Group A Round 2  Austria 1–0 Rossi
Group A Round 2  Netherlands 1–2 Brandts (OG)
Bronze Final  Brazil 1–2 Causio
1982 Group 1  Poland 0–0
Group 1  Peru 1–1 Conti
Group 1  Cameroon 1–1 Graziani
Group C Round 2  Argentina 2–1 Tardelli, Cabrini
Group C Round 2  Brazil 3–2 Rossi (3)
Semi-Final  Poland 2–0 Rossi (2)
Final  West Germany 3–1 Rossi, Tardelli, Altobelli
1986 Group A  Bulgaria 1–1 Altobelli
Group A  Argentina 1–1 Altobelli
Group A  South Korea 3–2 Altobelli (2), Cho Kwang-Rae (OG)
Round of 16  France 0–2
1990 Group A  Austria 1–0 Schillaci
Group A  United States 1–0 Giannini
Group A  Czechoslovakia 2–0 Schillaci, R. Baggio
Round of 16  Uruguay 2-0 Schillaci, Serena
Quarter-Final  Republic of Ireland 1–0 Schillaci
Semi-Final  Argentina 1–1 (AET) Schillaci
Bronze Final  England 2-1 R. Baggio, Schillaci
1994 Group E  Republic of Ireland 0–1
Group E  Norway 1–0 D. Baggio
Group E  Mexico 1–1 Massaro
Round of 16  Nigeria 2–1 (AET) R. Baggio (2)
Quarter-Final  Spain 2–1 D. Baggio, R. Baggio
Semi-Final  Bulgaria 2–1 R. Baggio (2)
Final  Brazil 0–0 (AET)
1998 Group B  Chile 2–2 Vieri, R. Baggio
Group B  Cameroon 3–0 Di Biagio, Vieri (2)
Group B  Austria 2–1 Vieri, R. Baggio
Round of 16  Norway 1–0 Vieri
Quarter-Final  France 0–0 (AET)
2002 Group G  Ecuador 2–0 Vieri (2)
Group G  Croatia 1–2 Vieri
Group G  Mexico 1–1 Del Piero
Round of 16  South Korea 1–2 (AET) Vieri
2006 Group E  Ghana 2–0 Pirlo, Iaquinta
Group E  United States 1–1 Gilardino
Group E  Czech Republic 2–0 Materazzi, Inzaghi
Round of 16  Australia 1–0 Totti
Quarter-Final  Ukraine 3–0 Zambrotta, Toni (2)
Semi-Final  Germany 2–0 (AET) Grosso, Del Piero
Final  France 1–1 (AET) Materazzi
2010 Group F  Paraguay 1–1 De Rossi
Group F  New Zealand 1–1 Iaquinta
Group F  Slovakia 2–3 Di Natale, Quagliarella
2014 Group D  England 2–1 Marchisio, Balotelli
Group D  Costa Rica 0–1
Group D  Uruguay 0-1

Top goalscorers[edit]

No. Name Goals World Cups
1 Paolo Rossi 9 1978 and 1982
Roberto Baggio 9 1990, 1994 and 1998
Christian Vieri 9 1998 and 2002
4 Salvatore Schillaci 6 1990
5 Silvio Piola 5 1938
Alessandro Altobelli 5 1982 and 1986
7 Angelo Schiavio 4 1934
Gino Colaussi 4 1938
9 Raimundo Orsi 3 1934
Giuseppe Meazza 3 1934 and 1938
Luigi Riva 3 1970
Gianni Rivera 3 1970 and 1974

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006 FIFA World Cup TV Coverage (PDF), FIFA.com. Retrieved on June 6, 2007.

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