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  • The 1934 Italian National Soccer Team

    The second World Cup was hosted by Italy in 1934 and the host nation of Italy won the event. This was Italy's first World Cup Tournament. Italy did not participate in the 1930 World Cup Championship. The defending champions Uruguay opted not to send a team to defend their title. A total of 16 teams participated in the tournament. They used a knockout format, which was different than the current group play. In the end Italy claimed their first World Cup Championship and was awarded the World Cup, which was called "Victory." It was not until 1946 that the name was changed to the Jules Rimet Trophy in honor of FIFA President Jules Rimet. Italy also became the first European nation to win the title. Below is list of the players that participated in the tournament, goals they scored and the results of each match the team played.

    NamePositionGoals
    Luigi Allemandi Defender  
    Pietro Arcari Forward  
    Luigi Bertolini Midfielder  
    Felice Borel Forward  
    Umberto Caligaris Defender  
    Armando Castellazzi Midfielder  
    Atilio Demaria Forward  
    Giovanni Ferrari Midfielder 2
    Attilio Ferraris Midfielder  
    Enrique Guaita Forward 1
    Anfilogino Guarisi Forward  
    Giuseppe Meazza Midfielder 2
    Luis Monti Midfielder  
    Eraldo Monzeglio Defender  
    Raimundo Orsi Forward 3
    Mario Pizziolo Midfielder  
    Virginio Rosetta Defender  
    Angelo Schiavio Forward 4
    Mario Varglien Midfielder  
    Goal Keepers
    NameRecord (W - D - L)Goals Allowed
    Giuseppe Cavanna    
    Giampiero Combi 4 - 1 - 0 3
    Guido Masetti    
    Coach - Vittorio Pozzo

    Match Results
    First Round
    Italy7 - 1USA
    Angelo Schiavio 18', 29', 64'
    Raimundo Orsi 20', 69'
    Giovanni Ferrari 63'
    Giuseppe Meazza 90'
    Goals ScoredAldo Donelli 57'
    Quarterfinals
    Italy* 1 - 1Spain
    Giovanni Ferrari 44'Goals ScoredLuis Regueiro 30'
    Italy1 - 0Spain
    Giuseppe Meazza 11'Goals Scored 
    Semifinals
    Italy1 - 0Austria
    Enrique Guaita 19'Goals Scored 
    Final
    Italy2 - 1Czechoslovakia
    Raimundo Orsi 81'
    Angelo Schiavio 95'
    Goals ScoredAntonín Puc 76'
    1934 World Cup Champions
    First Title
    * The first match against Spain ended in a draw after extra time. The match was replayed and Italy won 1-0. This was the first match in World Cup history to be replayed.
      1938 World Cup
    Italian National Soccer Team


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