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  • The 1970 Italian National Soccer Team

    In 1970 Mexico hosted the 9th World Cup Tournament. The finals had Brazil squaring off against Italy. In the end the Brazilians claimed their 3rd World Cup title leaving the Italians with second place. Once again the format stayed the same with 16 teams qualifying for the tournament and they were divided into 4 groups of 4. Italy was placed in Group 2 with Israel, Sweden and Uruguay. Italy finished first in Group 2 with a win and two draws allowing no goals. They advanced to the knockout stage where they defeated Mexico and West Germany before losing to Brazil in the finals. Below is list of the players that participated in the tournament, goals they scored and the results of each match the team played.

    No.NamePositionGoals
    10 Mario Bertini Midfielder  
    20 Roberto Boninsegna Forward 2
    2 Tarcisio Burgnich Defender 1
    5 Pierluigi Cera Defender  
    16 Giancarlo De Sisti Midfielder  
    13 Angelo Domenghini Forward 1
    3 Giacinto Facchetti Defender  
    6 Ugo Ferrante Defender  
    21 Giuseppe Furino Midfielder  
    19 Sergio Gori Forward  
    18 Antonio Juliano Midfielder  
    15 Sandro Mazzola Midfielder  
    7 Comunardo Niccolai Defender  
    4 Fabrizio Poletti Defender  
    22 Pierino Prati Forward  
    9 Giorgio Puia Defender  
    11 Gigi Riva Forward 3
    14 Gianni Rivera Midfielder 2
    8 Roberto Rosato Defender  
    Goal Keepers
    No.NameRecord (W - D - L)Goals Allowed
    1 Enrico Albertosi 3 - 2 - 1 8
    17 Lido Vieri    
    12 Dino Zoff    
    Coach - Ferruccio Valcareggi

    Match Results
    Group 2
    Italy1 - 0Sweden
    Angelo Domenghini 10'Goals Scored 
    Italy0 - 0Uruguay
     Goals Scored 
    Italy0 - 0Israel
     Goals Scored 
    Quarterfinals
    Italy4 - 1Mexico
    Gustavo Peña 25' (own goal)
    Gigi Riva 63', 76'
    Gianni Rivera 70'
    Goals ScoredJosé Luis González 13'
    Semifinals
    Italy4 - 3West Germany
    Roberto Boninsegna 8'
    Tarcisio Burgnich 98'
    Gigi Riva 104'
    Gianni Rivera 111'
    Goals ScoredKarl-Heinz Schnellinger 90'
    Gerd Müller 94', 110'
    Final
    Italy1 - 4Brazil
    Roberto Boninsegna 37'Goals ScoredPelé 18'
    Gérson 66'
    Jairzinho 71'
    Carlos Alberto 86'
    Runner-up - 2nd Place Finish
    1966 World Cup 1974 World Cup
    Italian National Soccer Team


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