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  • The 1986 Italian National Soccer Team

    In 1986 Mexico hosted the 13th World Cup Tournament, which was won by Argentina. The format for this event was altered from that used in 1982. The first round stayed the same. You had 24 teams that qualified and they were divided into 6 groups with 4 teams in each group. The next round is where the format change occurred. The top two teams in each group advanced and the four best third place teams from the six groups also moved on to the knockout stage. Italy found themselves in Group A with Argentina, Bulgaria and the Korea Republic. Italy finished second in their group and moved on to the knockout stage. Italy faced France in the round of 16, but they came up short and their hopes of repeating as champs ended. Below is list of the players that participated in the tournament, goals they scored and the results of each match the team played.

    18 Alessandro Altobelli Forward 4
    9 Carlo Ancelotti Midfielder  
    10 Salvatore Bagni Midfielder  
    11 Giuseppe Baresi Midfielder  
    2 Giuseppe Bergomi Defender  
    3 Antonio Cabrini Defender  
    4 Fulvio Collovati Defender  
    16 Bruno Conti Forward  
    13 Fernando De Napoli Midfielder  
    14 Antonio Di Gennaro Midfielder  
    19 Giuseppe Galderisi Forward  
    5 Sebastiano Nela Defender  
    20 Paolo Rossi Forward  
    6 Gaetano Scirea Defender  
    21 Aldo Serena Forward  
    15 Marco Tardelli Midfielder  
    7 Roberto Tricella Defender  
    17 Gianluca Vialli Forward  
    8 Pietro Vierchowod Defender  
    Goal Keepers
    No.NameRecord (W - D - L)Goals Allowed
    1 Giovanni Galli 1 - 2 - 1 6
    12 Franco Tancredi    
    22 Walter Zenga    
    Coach - Enzo Bearzot

    Match Results
    Group A
    Italy1 - 1Bulgaria
    Alessandro Altobelli 43'Goals ScoredNasko Sirakov 85'
    Italy1 - 1Argentina
    Alessandro Altobelli 6'Goals ScoredDiego Maradona 34'
    Italy3 - 2Korea Republic
    Alessandro Altobelli 17', 73'
    Cho Kwang-Rae (own goal)
    Goals ScoredChoi Soon-Ho 62'
    Huh Jung-Moo 83'
    Knockout Stage - Round of 16
    Italy0 - 2France
     Goals ScoredMichel Platini 15'
    Yannick Stopyra 57'
    11th Place Finish
    1982 World Cup 1990 World Cup
    Italian National Soccer Team

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