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Italy stats and form guide

Year Played
1960 Did not enter
1964 Did not qualify for final tournament:
eliminated by USSR in 2nd round
1968 Winners:
Beat Yugoslavia 2-0 in the final replay
1972 Did not qualify for final tournament:
eliminated by Belgium in quarter-finals
1976 Did not qualify
1980 Fourth place:
finished behind Belgium in Final Group 2
1984 Did not qualify
1988 Semi-finalists:
Lost 0-2 v USSR
1992 Did not qualify
1996 Group stage:
Won 2-1 v Russia, Lost 2-1 v Czech Republic,
Drew 0-0 v Germany
2000 Runners-up:
Lost 1-2 v France
2004 Group stage:
Drew 0-0 v Denmark, Drew 1-1 v Sweden,
Won 2-1 v Bulgaria

2007/08 RESULTS
Date Opponents Comp Res Score
30 May Belgium (h) Friendly W 3-1
26 May Spain (a) Friendly L 0-1
06 Feb Portugal (h) Friendly W 3-1
21 Nov Faroe Islands (h) Euro Qual W 3-1
17 Nov Scotland (a) Euro Qual W 2-1
17 Oct South Africa (h) Friendly W 2-0
13 Oct Georgia (h) Euro Qual W 2-0
12 Sep Ukraine (a) Euro Qual W 2-1
08 Sep France (h) Euro Qual D 0-0
22 Aug Hungary (a) Friendly L 1-3

Category Details
Population: 58.1m
Fifa Ranking: 3rd
Highest: Top, Sept 2007
Lowest: 16th, May 1994
Record win: 9-0; v USA, 1948
Record defeat: 1-7; v Hungary, 1924
World Cup finals: 16; winners in 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006
Euro Ch finals: 7 (including 2008)

see also
Italy team guide
15 May 08 |  Italy
Pick your Italy XI
23 May 08 |  Italy

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