Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy vs Czechoslovakia 1934

Vittorio Pozzo Italy World Cup 1934

On June 10 1934, Italy won their first World Cup with a 2-1 win after extra time against Czechoslovakia in front of over 55,000 fervent supporters and an expectant Benito Mussolini at the Stadio Nazionale PNF in Rome. After a failed bid to hold the inaugural World Cup four years earlier, Italy would host the tournament against a backdrop of overt stage More...

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Italy v France - World Cup Final 2006
By Peter Galindo On Monday, May 26th, 2014
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Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy vs France 2006

For years, the older generation of Italians remembered one day so fondly in their minds that they can describe every last detail of that faithful night. July 11, 1982 marked the Azzurri’s third World Cup triumph, More...

By Enzo Misuraca On Friday, July 12th, 2013
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Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy vs France 2000

Columnist Enzo Misuraca relives memories of classic Azzurri encounters, and describes the emotions of the European Championship final in 2000. Certain things will always be sacred to Italians, especially southern More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Sunday, January 27th, 2013
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Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy v West Germany 1970

There are certain sporting events which supersede their billing as a form of entertainment. Sporting events which define more than just an afternoon, but a whole year, and in even more extraordinary cases… a generation. More...

By Enzo Misuraca On Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
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Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy vs Argentina 1990

Columnist Enzo Misuraca relives memories of classic Azzurri encounters, and describes the emotions of the 1990 World Cup semi-final. The Brazil of 1982 is often touted as one of the best teams never to win the World More...

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By Forza Italian Football Staff On Saturday, August 6th, 2011
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Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy vs Germany 2006

Reliving the 2006 World Cup semi-final against Germany will bring a smile to the face of every Italian, while the final was a tense and cagey affair, it’s predecessor was lauded as the game of the tournament. Europe’s More...

By Enzo Misuraca On Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
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Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy vs West Germany 1982

Columnist Enzo Misuraca relives memories of classic Azzurri encounters, and describes the emotions of the 1982 World Cup final. Italy had made it to the World Cup final and I was still in a state of shock. At school More...

By Enzo Misuraca On Sunday, June 5th, 2011
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Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy vs Brazil 1982

Columnist Enzo Misuraca relives memories of classic Azzurri encounters, having followed the national team for over 30 years. Can a ten year old fall in love? Does he have the ability to adore something more than More...

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