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  • The 1938 Italian National Soccer Team

    The third World Cup was hosted by France in 1938 and was won by Italy. A total of 15 teams participated in the tournament. Austria was supposed to be the 16th team, but they withdrew because in March of 1938 Austria was annexed to the German Third Reich. Once again they used a knockout format, which was different than the current group play. In the end Italy defended their title and won their second World Cup Championship. Due to WWII the next World Cup did not take place until 1950. Italy held the title for a record 16 years from 1934-1950. Below is list of the players that participated in the tournament, goals they scored and the results of each match the team played.

    NamePositionGoals
    Michele Andreolo Midfielder  
    Sergio Bertoni Forward  
    Amedeo Biavati Forward  
    Bruno Chizzo Midfielder  
    Gino Colaussi Forward 4
    Aldo Donati Midfielder  
    Giovanni Ferrari Forward  
    Pietro Ferraris Forward 1
    Alfredo Foni Defender  
    Mario Genta Midfielder  
    Ugo Locatelli Midfielder  
    Giuseppe Meazza Midfielder 1
    Eraldo Monzeglio Defender  
    Renato Olmi Midfielder  
    Pietro Pasinati Forward  
    Mario Perazzolo Midfielder  
    Silvio Piola Forward 5
    Pietro Rava Defender  
    Pietro Serantoni Midfielder  
    Goal Keepers
    NameRecord (W - D - L)Goals Allowed
    Carlo Ceresoli    
    Guido Masetti    
    Aldo Olivieri 4 - 0 - 0 5
    Coach - Vittorio Pozzo

    Match Results
    First Round
    Italy2 - 1Norway
    Pietro Ferraris 2'
    Silvio Piola 94'
    Goals ScoredArne Brustad 83'
    Quarterfinals
    Italy3 - 1France
    Gino Colaussi 9'
    Silvio Piola 51', 72'
    Goals ScoredOscar Heisserer 10'
    Semifinals
    Italy2 - 1Brazil
    Gino Colaussi 55'
    Giuseppe Meazza 60'
    Goals ScoredRomeu Pellicciari 87'
    Final
    Italy4 - 2Hungary
    Gino Colaussi 6', 35'
    Silvio Piola 16', 82'
    Goals ScoredPál Titkos 8'
    György Sárosi 70'
    1938 World Cup Champions
    Second Title
    1934 World Cup 1950 World Cup
    Italian National Soccer Team


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