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  • The 1990 Italian National Soccer Team

    In 1990 Italy hosted the 14th World Cup Tournament, which was won by West Germany. Italy made a strong showing in front of the home crowd but ended up finishing third overall. The format for the event was the same as the one used in 1986. You had 24 teams that qualified and they were divided into 6 groups with 4 teams in each group. 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. In the first round Italy was placed in Group A with Austria, Czechoslovakia and the United States. Italy won all three of their games and moved on to the knockout stage. They would eventually lose to Argentina in the semifinals on penalty kicks. The loss put them in the third place match against England whom they defeated. Italian striker Salvatore Schillaci finished the tournament with 6 goals giving him the Golden Boot for top scorer of the tournament. He was also given the Golden Ball award for being named the best player of the tournament. 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
    9 Carlo Ancelotti Midfielder  
    15 Roberto Baggio Forward 2
    2 Franco Baresi Defender  
    3 Giuseppe Bergomi Defender  
    10 Nicola Berti Midfielder  
    16 Andrea Carnevale Forward  
    4 Luigi De Agostini Defender  
    11 Fernando De Napoli Midfielder  
    17 Roberto Donadoni Midfielder  
    5 Ciro Ferrara Defender  
    6 Riccardo Ferri Defender  
    13 Giuseppe Giannini Midfielder 1
    7 Paolo Maldini Defender  
    18 Roberto Mancini Forward  
    14 Giancarlo Marocchi Midfielder  
    19 Salvatore Schillaci Forward 6
    20 Aldo Serena Forward 1
    21 Gianluca Vialli Forward  
    8 Pietro Vierchowod Defender  
    Goal Keepers
    No.NameRecord (W - D - L)Goals Allowed
    22 Gianluca Pagliuca    
    12 Stefano Tacconi    
    1 Walter Zenga 6 - 0 - 1 2
    Coach - Azeglio Vicini

    Match Results
    Group A
    Italy1 - 0Austria
    Salvatore Schillaci 78'Goals Scored 
    Italy1 - 0United States
    Giuseppe Giannini 11'Goals Scored 
    Italy2 - 0Czechoslovakia
    Salvatore Schillaci 9'
    Roberto Baggio 78'
    Goals Scored 
    Knockout Stage - Round of 16
    Italy2 - 0Uruguay
    Salvatore Schillaci 65'
    Aldo Serena 85'
    Goals Scored 
    Knockout Stage - Quarterfinals
    Italy1 - 0Republic of Ireland
    Salvatore Schillaci 38'Goals Scored 
    Knockout Stage - Semifinals
    Italy1 - 1Argentina
    Salvatore Schillaci 17'Goals ScoredClaudio Caniggia 67'
    Franco Baresi
    Roberto Baggio
    Luigi De Agostini
    Penalties
    3 - 4
    José Serrizuela
    Jorge Burruchaga
    Julio Olarticoechea
    Diego Maradona
    Third Place
    Italy2 - 1England
    Roberto Baggio 70'
    Salvatore Schillaci 86'
    Goals ScoredDavid Platt 81'
    Third Place Finish
    1986 World Cup 1994 World Cup
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