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Del Piero is currently Italy’s joint fourth all-time leading scorer, along with Roberto Baggio, with 27 goals in 91 appearances, with 2 goals for Italy coming in 12 World Cup matches and 1 goal in 13 European Championship matches; alongside Enrico Chiesa, he also holds the unique record for the most goals scored by an Italian international as a substitute. Del Piero initially played for the Italian U-21 side on 12 occasions, scoring 3 goals, and was a member of the team that won the 1996 European Under-21 Championship, appearing in the quarter-finals. Del Piero made his senior debut under Arrigo Sacchi at the age of 20, on 25 March 1995, in a 4–1 win over Estonia in a Euro 1996 qualifying match. Del Piero scored his first goal for Italy on the 15th November 1995, in a 4–0 win over Lithuania in a Euro 1996 qualifying match. His tournament debut was at UEFA Euro 1996, where he made his only appearance in the first half of a group match win against Russia as a left-winger, wearing the number 14 shirt, before being substituted at half-time by Roberto Donadoni.

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2005-2006


Netherlands vs Italy


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Del Piero Alessandro

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U-21


Euro 2006


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Donadel Marco


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Donadel was the captain of Italy under-21 team between 2004 and 2006, and won the 2004 European Under-21 Football Championship, totalling 31 appearances and 1 goal. Donadel also won a bronze medal with Italy at the 2004 Summer Olympics football tournament.

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Chiellini made his debut for the Italian national team on 17 November 2004 against Finland under Marcello Lippi, at the age of 20, and has since become a regular squad member. He previously represented Italy at all youth levels, and he won the European Under-19 Championship with Italy in 2003, and was also a member of the Italy team that won the bronze medal at the football tournament of the 2004 Summer Olympics. He participated in the 2006 and 2007 U-21 Championships as Italy’s captain, scoring 2 goals over both tournaments, although Italy were eliminated in the group stage on both occasions. He was named in the ‘UEFA Team of the tournament’ of the 2007 U-21 Championships held in the Netherlands, where Italy also obtained qualification for the 2008 Summer Olympics. In total, he made 26 appearances for the Under-21 side, scoring 6 goals. He scored his first goal for Italy on 21 November 2007, against the Faroe Islands, in Modena, in a UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying match.


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U-21


Euro 2006


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Chiellini Giorgio



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2006-2007


Euro 2008 Qualifying Game


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Iaquinta Vincenzo


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Iaquinta made his international debut for Italy on 30 March 2005, as a half-time substitute for Luca Toni in a 0–0 home friendly draw against Iceland at the Stadio Euganeo in Padua. Iaquinta was a member of the Italian squad that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup under manager Marcello Lippi. His first international goal came in his nation’s opening match of the tournament: Iaquinta scored Italy’s second goal in the 2–0 victory against Ghana. He played in 5 out of 7 of Italy’s matches, including the semi-final and final, in which he came on after 61 minutes for Simone Perrotta. Iaquinta missed out on Roberto Donadoni’s Italy squad for Euro 2008 due to injury. He later took part at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, and he also played for Italy in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, in which he scored a penalty in a 1–1 draw against New Zealand in the second group match. His 40th and final international appearance came in the last group game on 24 June, in which Italy were defeated 3–2 by Slovakia and eliminated from the tournament. In total he scored six goals for Italy.

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“Euro 2008” Qualifiers


France vs Italy


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Zambrotta Gianluca


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This shirt has been worn by Gianluca Zambrotta during the “Euro 2008” qualifiers game between France and Italy which took place in Paris, “Stade de France”, on September 6th 2006. France defeated Italy 3-1 and at the end of the game, Zambrotta gave his worn shirt to a his team mate at Barcelona F.C. whom we got it from. Zambrotta also signed the shirt on the back with a golden marker. France turned the tables on World Cup winners Italy with a 3-1 victory in a pulsating Euro 2008 Group B qualifier in Paris. Sidney Govou gave France the perfect start with a superbly struck volleyed goal after just two minutes and Thierry Henry added to the advantage just past the quarter hour mark. Italy replied almost immediately through Alberto Gilardino but Govou bravely headed home a third early in the second half to seal a revenge victory for the beaten World Cup finalists. The result leaves world champions Italy struggling with a mere point from their opening two qualifying matches under new coach Roberto Donadoni. By contrast, France trail early group leaders Scotland merely on goal difference after two wins from two games. Their confidence was sky-high as Govou volleyed in a cross by William Gallas after an incisive early move. France increased their lead after 17 minutes when Henry slotted a superb right foot strike from close range after Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon failed to hold a powerful shot from Florent Malouda. Italy pulled a goal back with Gilardino’s header three minutes later but Govou struck again 11 minutes into the second half with a powerful header from 10 meters from a Willy Sagnol free kick. After the explosive first half, the second period at the Stade de France provided less goalmouth action, but France were comfortable winners to the satisfaction of coach Raymond Domenech. “The perfect match is where you score on every attack and where you are never in danger,” he said. “I have to admit we weren’t far from the perfect match.”


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Euro 2008


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Chiellini Giorgio

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Chiellini was called up to Italy’s squad for UEFA Euro 2008 under manager Roberto Donadoni, and injured captain Fabio Cannavaro in a collision during a training session, that resulted in Cannavaro missing out on the tournament. He was sidelined in the opening game against the Netherlands, which Italy went on to lose 3–0. He subsequently received the nod to partner Christian Panucci at centre-back from the second game onwards, cementing his place in the Azzurri defence; in the second group match of the tournament, he assisted Panucci’s equaliser in a 1–1 draw against Romania. While he also featured in the final group game, keeping a clean-sheet in a 2–0 win against France, his most impressive display was arguably against Spain in the quarter-finals, where he famously neutralised the threat of the Spanish attacking duo of David Villa and Fernando Torres. The game ended 0–0, with Italy eventually losing 4–2 on penalties.

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Euro 2008


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Toni Luca

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Toni was called up to the 23-man Italian squad for UEFA Euro 2008 by manager Roberto Donadoni, but his form in the tournament was disappointing, as he failed to score; he managed a goal in Italy’s second group match against Romania, but it was incorrectly disallowed for offside, as Italy drew the match 1–1. Toni’s main contribution for the team was winning a decisive penalty kick in the final group match against France, which ended 2–0, and allowed the Italians to progress to the knock-out round. Italy then bowed out of the tournament on penalties to eventual champions Spain in the quarter-final, following a 0–0 draw after extra-time. Despite disappointing at Euro 2008, Toni was called up by returning coach Marcello Lippi for Italy’s first two 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

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Olympic Games “BEIJING 2008”


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Motta Marco

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During the Olympic Games teams don’t use regular own country’s football federation logos on chest. Due Olympic Committee rules all of the teams of all sports must have the same NOC’s logo on their uniforms. Also the supplier sponsors on shirts are smaller than usual. Italy Team is usual instead to keep the same supplier sponsor’s size on the shirt but there is only one logo instead of two as it happens in all of the other competitions shirts.

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Olympic Games “BEIJING 2008”


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Giovinco Sebastian