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Italy in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
Korea-Japan 2002 was Italy's 15th appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best World Cup Performance:
Winning the trophy three times: Italy 1934, France 1938 and Spain 1982.

Italy in the 2002 World Cup

Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio
Group G

Italy vs Ecuador

Ecuador kicked-off but it was Italy who quickly stamped their mark on the game, with Totti and Vieri proving to be a lethal combination.

Italy vs Croatia

France, Portugal, Argentina and now Italy have all suffered defeats at the hands of supposedly lesser teams, to make the 2002 World Cup a delight for fans of the underdog.

Mexico vs Italy

Italy finished second in Group G, after a draw with Mexico in their final group game.

Knockout Stage

South Korea vs Italy (Second Round)

Italy's disappointment with the level of refereeing at the 2002 World Cup continued; as Francesco Totti was given his marching orders, in extra-time, and the Italian team followed shortly after.

UEFA:
Union of European Football Associations.

Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio.

Italy World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers:

1 Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
12 Christian Abbiati (AC Milan)
22 Francesco Toldo (Inter Milan)

Defenders:

2 Christian Panucci (AS Roma)
3 Paolo Maldini (AC Milan)
4 Francesco Coco (Barcelona)
5 Fabio Cannavaro (Parma)
13 Alessandro Nesta (Lazio)
15 Mark Iuliano (Juventus)
23 Marco Materazzi (Inter Milan)

Midfielders:

6 Cristiano Zanetti (Inter Milan)
8 Gennaro Gattuso (AC Milan)
10 Francesco Totti (AS Roma)
11 Christaino Doni (Atalanta)
14 Luigi Di Biagio (Inter Milan)
16 Angelo Di Livio (Fiorentina)
17 Damiano Tommasi (AS Roma)
19 Gianluca Zambrotta (Juventus)

Forwards:

7 Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)
9 Filippo Inzaghi (AC Milan)
18 Marco Delvecchio (AS Roma)
20 Vincenzo Montella (AS Roma)
21 Christian Vieri (Inter Milan)

Trainer:
Giovanni Trapattoni.

Teams by Group

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Korea
In Korea

Group A
Travel to Denmark Denmark, Travel to France France, Travel to Senegal Senegal, Travel to Uruguay Uruguay.

Group B
Travel to Paraguay Paraguay, Travel to Slovenia Slovenia, Travel to Spain Spain, Travel to South Africa South Africa.

Group C
Travel to Brazil Brazil, Travel to China China, Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica, Travel to Turkey Turkey.

Group D
Travel to Poland Poland, Travel to Portugal Portugal, Travel to South Korea South Korea, Travel to USA United States.

Korea First Round Matches.

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Japan
In Japan

Group E
Travel to Cameroon Cameroon, Travel to Germany Germany, Travel to Ireland Republic of Ireland, Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia.

Group F
Travel to Argentina Argentina, Travel to England England, Travel to Nigeria Nigeria, Travel to Sweden Sweden.

Group G
Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Ecuador Ecuador, Travel to Italy Italy, Travel to Mexico Mexico.

Group H
Travel to Belgium Belgium, Travel to Japan Japan, Travel to Russia Russia, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Japan First Round Matches.

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