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Italy qualified for the 2010 World Cup Finals on 10th October, 2009.

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Italy in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Finals:
Italy make their 17th appearance at the World Cup Finals.

Italy's Best World Cup Performance

Winning the trophy four times: Italy 1934, France 1938, Spain 1982 and Germany 2006.

Italy World Cup Preparations

Italy prepares for the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa.

Italy start their altitude training at Sestriere, in the Italian Alps - fromSunday, 23rd May. In South Africa, the Azzuri will train at Southdowns College in Irene.

Pre World Cup Friendly Matches:

Thu, 3rd June: Italy vs Mexico (1:2) - Brussels, Belgium.

Sat, 5th June: Switzerland vs Italy (1:1) - Geneva, Switzerland.

Leriba Lodge - Italy's World Cup Hotel.
Leriba Lodge - Italy's World Cup Hotel.

Hotels in Centurion - World Cup Hotels.

Italy - 2010 World Cup Fixtures and Results

Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio
Group F

Group Stage

Monday, 14th June:

Italy vs Travel to Paraguay Paraguay
Cape Town (1:1)

Sunday, 20th June:

Italy vs Travel to New Zealand New Zealand
Nelspruit (1:1)

Thursday, 24th June:

Travel to Slovakia Slovakia vs Italy
Jo'burg Ellis Park (3:2)

Knockout Stage

Italy 2010 World Cup Squad



1 Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
12 Federico Marchetti (Cagliari)
14 Morgan De Sanctis (Napoli)


2 Christian Maggio (Napoli)
3 Domenico Criscito (Genoa)
4 Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)
5 Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus)
13 Salvatore Bocchetti (Genoa)
19 Gianluca Zambrotta (AC Milan)
23 Leonardo Bonucci (Bari)


6 Daniele De Rossi (Roma)
7 Simone Pepe (Udinese)
8 Gennaro Gattuso (AC Milan)
15 Claudio Marchisio (Juventus)
16 Mauro Camoranesi (Juventus)
17 Angelo Palombo (Sampdoria)
21 Andrea Pirlo (AC Milan)
22 Riccardo Montolivo (Fiorentina)


9 Vincenzo Iaquinta (Juventus)
10 Antonio Di Natale (Udinese)
11 Alberto Gilardino (Fiorentina)
18 Fabio Quagliarella (Napoli)
20 Giampaolo Pazzini (Sampdoria)

Marcello Lippi (Italy)

Players to watch:
If Andrea Pirlo is injured, there's not much to watch.

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