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  • The 1950 Italian National Soccer Team

    After a 12 year hiatus due to WWII the World Cup returned and Brazil was given the honor to host this fourth event in 1950, which was won by Uruguay. A total of 16 teams qualified for the tournament, but only 13 participated. The 1950 games was also the first time group play was introduced and the teams were divided into four groups. The winners of each group would advance to play in a round robin format. With India, Scotland and Turkey withdrawing before the tournament this caused some of the groups to have less than four teams. Unlike the previous two World Cup Tournaments things did not go well for the Italian National Team. Italy was in Group 3 with India (who withdrew), Paraguay and Sweden. Italy ended up finishing 2nd and did not qualify to move on. Below is list of the players that participated in the tournament, goals they scored and the results of each match the team played.

    NamePositionGoals
    Amedeo Amadei Forward  
    Carlo Annovazzi Midfielder  
    Ivano Blason Defender  
    Gianpiero Boniperti Forward  
    Aldo Campatelli Midfielder  
    Gino Cappello Forward  
    Riccardo Carapellese Forward 2
    Emilio Caprile Forward  
    Osvaldo Fattori Midfielder  
    Attilio Giovannini Defender  
    Benito Lorenzi Forward  
    Augusto Magli Midfielder  
    Giacomo Mari Midfielder  
    Ermes Muccinelli Forward 1
    Egisto Pandolfini Forward 1
    Carlo Parola Defender  
    Leandro Remondini Defender  
    Omero Tognon Midfielder  
    Zeffiro Furiassi Defender  
    Goal Keepers
    NameRecord (W - D - L)Goals Allowed
    Giuseppe Casari GK  
    Giuseppe Moro 1 - 0 - 0 0
    Lucidio Sentimenti 0 - 0 - 1 3
    Coach - Ferruccio Novo

    Match Results
    Group 3
    Italy2 - 3Sweden
    Riccardo Carapellese 7'
    Ermes Muccinelli 75'
    Goals ScoredHasse Jeppson 25', 68'
    Sune Andersson 33'
    Italy2 - 0Paraguay
    Riccardo Carapellese 12'
    Egisto Pandolfini 62'
    Goals Scored 
    7th Place Finish
    1938 World Cup 1954 World Cup
    Italian National Soccer Team


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