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Italy national football team

Italy national football team
National Football Team
NameItaly
Nickname Azzurri (The Blues) 
Association Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio 
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachCesare Prandelli
Asst coachGabriele Pin
CaptainGianluigi Buffon
Most capsFabio Cannavaro (136)
Top scorerLuigi Riva (35)
FIFA codeITA
FIFA ranking6
Highest FIFA ranking1 ( November 1993,  February 2007,  April June 2007 )
Lowest FIFA ranking16 ( April 1998,  October 2010 )
Elo ranking11
Highest Elo ranking1 ( June 1934 March 1940,  December 1940 November 1945,  July August 2006 )
Lowest Elo ranking21 ( November 1959 )
World Cup Statistics
First internationalItaly 6 2 France
(Milan, Italy; 15 May 1910)
Biggest winItaly 9 0 United States
(Brentford, England; 2 August 1948)
Biggest defeatHungary 7 1 Italy
(Budapest, Hungary; 6 April 1924)
Appearances17
First World Cup1934
Best resultWinners, 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006
Regional cup statistics
European Championship
Appearances7
First apps.1968
Best resultWinners, 1968
Confederations Cup Statistics
Appearances1
First apps.2009
Best resultRound 1, 2009

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The Italy National Football Team ( ), represents Italy in association football and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), the governing body for football in Italy. Italy 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. To this tally they can add one European championship (1968), one Olympic football tournament (1936) and two Central European International Cups. Italy are considered to be one of the best teams in international football.

The traditional colour of the national team (as well as all Italian national teams and athletes officially representing Italy) is azure blue (azzurro, in Italian), due to the "Azzurro Savoia" (Savoy Blue), the colour traditionally linked to the royal dynasty which unified Italy in 1861, and maintained in the official standard of the Italian President.


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