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  • The 2002 Italian National Soccer Team

    In 2002 the Republic of Korea and Japan hosted the 17th World Cup Tournament. When the dust had settled Brazil had claimed their 5th title defeating Germany. The format for the event was the same as in 1998. The field consisted of 32 teams. The teams were divided into 8 groups of 4. Only the top two teams in each group advanced to the knockout stage. In the first round Italy was placed in Group G with Croatia, Ecuador and Mexico. Italy finished second in Group G with a 1-1-1 record and qualified for the knockout stage. In the round of 16 Italy was defeated by Korea Republic on a golden goal in the 117' of play. 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
    5 Fabio Cannavaro Defender  
    4 Francesco Coco Defender  
    7 Alessandro Del Piero Forward 1
    18 Marco Delvecchio Forward  
    14 Luigi Di Biagio Midfielder  
    16 Angelo Di Livio Midfielder  
    11 Cristiano Doni Midfielder  
    8 Gennaro Gattuso Midfielder  
    9 Filippo Inzaghi Forward  
    15 Mark Iuliano Defender  
    3 Paolo Maldini Defender  
    23 Marco Materazzi Defender  
    20 Vincenzo Montella Forward  
    13 Alessandro Nesta Defender  
    2 Christian Panucci Defender  
    17 Damiano Tommasi Midfielder  
    10 Francesco Totti Forward  
    21 Christian Vieri Forward 4
    19 Gianluca Zambrotta Midfielder  
    6 Cristiano Zanetti Midfielder  
    Goal Keepers
    No.NameRecord (W - D - L)Goals Allowed
    12 Christian Abbiati    
    1 Gianluigi Buffon 1 - 1 - 2 5
    22 Francesco Toldo    
    Coach - Giovanni Trapattoni

    Match Results
    Group G
    Italy2 - 0Ecuador
    Christian Vieri 7', 27'Goals Scored 
    Italy1 - 2Croatia
    Christian Vieri 55'Goals ScoredIvica Olić 73'
    Milan Rapaić 76'
    Italy1 - 1Mexico
    Alessandro Del Piero 85'Goals ScoredJared Borgetti 34'
    Knockout Stage - Round of 16
    Italy1 - 2Korea Republic
    Christian Vieri 18'Goals ScoredSeol Ki-Hyeon 88'
    Ahn Jung-Hwan 117'
    12th Place Finish
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