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Sports Team
    (1910- )
    Located in Italy
    Governed by Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio
    World Cup champions (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006)
    Olympic gold medalists (1936)
    European champions (1968)
    Notable players include Roberto Baggio, Francesco Totti, Paolo Maldini, and Christian Vieri
    At the 1990 World Cup, on home soil, they lost on penalty kicks to Argentina in the semi-final.
    In 1994, during the World Cup final against Brazil, they again lost on penalty kicks.
    Thirteen members of the 2006 line-up were investigated in a match-fixing scandal, involving players illegally gambling on games and the selection of favorable referees.
    Defender Marco Materazzi admitted insulting Zinedine Zidane, resulting in the infamous final match head-butt during the 2006 World Cup.
    The squad's name is derived from ‘azzurro' (sky blue), the color of their jerseys.
    The 1949 line-up lost 10 of 11 members in an airplane crash.
    Former Azzurri, Gianluca Pessotto, allegedly depressed over the match-fixing issue, jumped out his office window, only to be saved by an Alfa Romeo in the parking lot (June 27, 2006).
    They are one of soccer's superpowers, with Germany, Brazil and Argentina.
    The 2006 team put tragedy and scandal behind to win Italy's fourth World Cup trophy—on penalty kicks.

Credit: Black Chic


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