|Italy have won the
World Cup three times in: 1934, 1938, and 1982.
The Azurri were also runners up in 1970, and 1994; third in 1990; and fourth in 1978.
Quite an impressive record.
1 Francesco TOLDO (Fiorentina)
2 Giuseppe BERGOMI (Inter Milan)
11 Dino BAGGIO (Parma)
21 Christian VIERI (At. Madrid)
Coached by Cesare MALDINI
|Italy had a lucky start against Chile, and managed to hold off the
terrible last minute Austrians for a place in the second round.
Against Norway, in the second round, they effectively killed off the match when Vieri scored his fifth goal of the tournament in the eighteenth minute.
Italy didn't look much much livier against France in the 1/4 finals -- loosing on penalties again.
Road to the Final: