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World Cup Tournament
|At the end of the World Cup several awards are handed out to players who have excelled at a particular aspect of the game. Below is a list of the awards that players from the Italian Nartional Team have won over the years.
|The Golden Ball award is presented to the best player at each World Cup Finals. Runner-up receives the Silver Ball and third place gets the Bronze Ball. Although this wasn't awarded until 1982 players were chosen in previous World Cup Tournaments for their outstanding play.
|Giuseppe Meazza||Golden Ball||1934|
|Silvio Piola||Silver Ball||1938|
|Paolo Rossi||Golden Ball||1982|
|Salvatore Schillaci||Golden Ball||1990|
|Roberto Baggio||Silver Ball||1994|
|Fabio Cannavaro||Silver Ball||2006|
|Andrea Pirlo||Bronze Ball||2006|
|The Golden Shoe award is presented to the top goalscorer at the World Cup. In 1982 they added the Silver Shoe for the runner-up and the Bronze shoe for the player who finished third.|
|Paolo Rossi||6||Golden Shoe||1982|
|Alessandro Altobelli||4||Bronze Shoe||1986|
|Salvatore Schillaci||6||Golden Shoe||1990|
|Roberto Baggio||5||Silver Shoe||1994|
|Christian Vieri||5||Silver Shoe||1998|
|Christian Vieri||4||Bronze Shoe||2002|
|The Yashin Award is given to the best goaltender in the World Cup. The award is named in honor of Lev Yashin of the USSR, who was voted the best goalkeeper of the 20th century by the IFFHS. This award was first given out in 1994.|
|At the end of the tournament an All-Star is chosen for each position. At first 11 players were chosen. This number was expanded to 16 in 1998 and then to 23 in 2006. Below is a list of players from the Italian National Team that have been selected, the position they played and the year they were chosen.|
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