Italy v Spain – If at first you don’t succeed…

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Until the recent past, the chief footballing difference between Italy and Spain’s footballing histories came in the form of their international sides, and the success, or lack of it they enjoyed. Both countries had seen their club sides rule the roost in European football, with Spain dominating the 1950s, Italy the 1960s and 1980s, and Spain the More...

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By Anthony Zacchino On Saturday, July 9th, 2016
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VIDEO: 10th anniversary of Azzurri triumph over France

It has been ten years since Fabio Grosso and the Italian national team lifted the World Cup in Berlin, beating rivals France in a dramatic shoot out 5-3. Check out the video below to relive highlights of that magical More...

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By Allan Eccles On Friday, October 16th, 2015
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Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy Vs Brazil 1994

On Sunday, July 17, 1994, Italy suffered one of the most high-profile and most heartbreaking defeats in their history, losing out to Brazil on penalties in the World Cup final in front of a crowd of 94,194 at the More...

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By Conor Clancy On Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy vs England 2012

Italy went into the 2012 European Championship with the intention of restoring some credibility as one of Europe’s top footballing nations following their humiliation in South Africa two years prior, Conor More...

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By Mike Lazar On Sunday, August 9th, 2015
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Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy vs Germany 2012

Fresh off their quarter-final penalty shootout victory against England, Mike Lazar recounts how Italy heroically conquered longtime rivals Germany in devastating fashion thanks to a brace from Mario Balotelli, More...

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By Oscar La-Gambina On Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
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Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy vs Yugoslavia 1968

It took two games for Italy and Yugoslavia to be separated in the 1968 European Championship, but the Azzurri triumphed, winning their first and only continental crown to date. The 1968 European Championship in More...

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By Marco Credentino On Sunday, July 12th, 2015
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Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy vs Netherlands 2000

In a game where Francescos Toldo and Totti stole the show in a penalty shoot-out, Italy reached their first European Championship final for 32 years with a nail-biting win over co-host nation the Netherlands at More...

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By Vito Doria On Friday, July 10th, 2015
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Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy vs Nigeria 1994

As Italy teetered on the edge of elimination at the World Cup in 1994, arguably the greatest talent of his generation – Roberto Baggio – stepped forward and single handedly sent Nigeria packing with More...

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Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy vs Czechoslovakia 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 More...

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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...