Italy at the FIFA World Cup

This is a record of Italy's results at the FIFA World Cup. The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, due to World War II.

The tournament consists of two parts, the qualification phase and the final phase (officially called the World Cup Finals). The qualification phase, which currently take place over the three years preceding the Finals, is used to determine which teams qualify for the Finals. The current format of the Finals involves 32 teams competing for the title, at venues within the host nation (or nations) over a period of about a month. The World Cup Finals is the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world, with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the 2006 tournament final.[1]

Italy is the second most successful national team in the history of the World Cup, having won four titles (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006), just one fewer than Brazil. The team was present in 17 out of the 19 tournaments, the second most frequent along with Germany, reaching six finals, a third place and a fourth place.

Records

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Italy 1934 Champions 1 5 4 1 0 11 3
France 1938 Champions 1 4 4 0 0 11 5
Brazil 1950 Round 1 7 2 1 0 1 4 3
Switzerland 1954 Round 1 10 3 1 0 2 6 7
Sweden 1958 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Chile 1962 Round 1 9 3 1 1 1 3 2
England 1966 Round 1 9 3 1 0 2 2 2
Mexico 1970 Runner-up 2 6 3 2 1 10 8
West Germany 1974 Round 1 10 3 1 1 1 5 4
Argentina 1978 Fourth place 4 7 4 1 2 9 6
Spain 1982 Champions 1 7 4 3 0 12 6
Mexico 1986 Round of 16 11 4 1 2 1 5 6
Italy 1990 Third place 3 7 6 1 0 10 2
United States 1994 Runner-up 2 7 4 2 1 8 5
France 1998 Quarter-finals 5 5 3 2 0 8 3
South KoreaJapan 2002 Round of 16 12 4 1 1 2 5 5
Germany 2006 Champions 1 7 5 2 0 12 2
South Africa 2010 Round 1 26 3 0 2 1 4 5
Total 17/19 4 Titles 79 44 *21 14 124 71
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won. Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

References

External links

  • Italian Football Federation official website
  • FIFA Official Ranking of all Participants at Finals 1930–2002. FIFA Match Results for all Stages 1930–2002
  • FIFA official site

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