ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


Fifa World Cup “QATAR 2022” Qualifiers


September 5th 2021


Switzerland vs Italy


Match Worn Unwashed Shirt


Zaniolo Nicolò


Did you Know?

This shirt has been worn by Nicolò Zaniolo during the Fifa World Cup “QATAR 2022” qualifying game between Switzerland and Italy which took place in Basel, “Sankt Jakob-Park”, on September 5th 2021. The shirt, with the new UEFA “EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS 2020” patch on chest, is still unwashed and it has big mud stains on chest and on the back very recognizable from game’s footages. Italy tied 0-0 setting an international record by extending its unbeaten run to 36 games. The team has not lost under coach Robert Mancini for three years now, to pass the 35-game world record shared with Spain (2007-09) and Brazil (1993-96). Some credit Brazil with a 36-game run though one of those games, against Romania, is not officially recognized.

Things to Know:

With the Italy under-19 side, Zaniolo took part in the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, reaching the final of the tournament, which Italy lost 4–3 after extra time against Portugal. On 1 September 2018, he was given his first senior international call-up for Italy by manager Roberto Mancini – without having received a cap in Serie A – for Italy’s opening UEFA Nations League matches against Poland and Portugal later that month. He made his debut with the Italy U21 team on 11 October 2018, under manager Luigi Di Biagio, in a 1–0 friendly defeat to Belgium. He made his debut with the senior team on 23 March 2019, entering as a substitute for Verratti in a 2–0 home win over Finland in Italy’s opening UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match. He made his first start for Italy on 15 October, in a 5–0 away win against Liechtenstein, in a Euro 2020 qualifier. His first international goals came on 18 November, a brace in a 9–1 home win over Armenia, in Italy’s final Euro 2020 qualifier; he also set up Ciro Immobile’s second goal during the match. On 7 September 2020, after being called up for the start of Italy’s campaign in the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League, he suffered a second anterior cruciate ligament injury in eight months, this time in his left knee, in an eventual 1–0 away win over the Netherlands.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


Fifa World Cup “QATAR 2022” Qualifiers


November 12th 2021


Italy vs Switzerland


Unwashed Match Worn Shirt


Donnarumma Gianluigi


Did you Know?

This shirt has been worn by Gianluigi Donnarumma during the Fifa World Cup “QATAR 2022” qualifying game between Italy and Switzerland which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on November 12th 2021. The shirt is still unwashed and it has several mud stains on front and on the sleeves that are very recognizable from game’s footages. 

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


Uefa “NATIONS LEAGUE 2020/2021”


October 10th 2021


Italy vs Belgium


Match Worn Shirt


Barella Nicolò


Did you Know?

This shirt was worn by Nicolò Barella during the Uefa “Nations League 2020/2021” 3rd place Final between Italy and Belgium which took place in Torino, “Allianz Stadium” on October 10th 2021. Italy defeated Belgium 2-1 and Barella scored one of the two goals. This is a special shirt used by the team in the last two Uefa “Nations League 2020/2021” games, against Spain in the semi-final and against Belgium in the 3rd place final. While the design of the shirt is very similar to the regular Euro 2020 version, this shirt has made by the team’s supplier Puma with a lighter fabric called “ULTRAWEAVE”. With the Italy U19 team, Barella took part at the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, finishing in second place. With the Italy U20 he took part at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, finishing in third place. Barella made his debut with the Italy U21 team on 1 September 2017, in a 3–0 friendly defeat against Spain. Barella was called up to the senior Italy squad by manager Gian Piero Ventura for the team’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Albania in October 2017. Barella made his debut for the Italy senior side on 10 October 2018, under manager Roberto Mancini, in a 1–1 friendly draw against Ukraine in Genoa. On 23 March 2019, Barella scored his first goal for Italy in a 2–0 home win over Finland in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match. He took part with the U21 side in the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. In June 2021, he was included in Italy’s squad for UEFA Euro 2020. In Italy’s second group match on 16 June, he set up Manuel Locatelli second goal in an eventual 3–0 win over Switzerland, which allowed Italy to advance to the round of 16. On 2 July, he scored Italy’s opening goal of the match, and later assisted Lorenzo Insigne’s goal, in a 2–1 win over Belgium in the quarter-finals of the competition. On 11 July, Barella won the European Championship with Italy following a 3–2 penalty shoot-out victory over England at Wembley Stadium in the final, after a 1–1 draw in extra-time; Barella started the match, but was substituted by Bryan Cristante in the second half of regulation time.


ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


Uefa “NATIONS LEAGUE 2020/2021”


October 6th 2021


Italy vs Spain


Unwashed Match Worn Shorts


Donnarumma Gianluigi


Did you Know?

These shorts were worn by Gianluigi Donnarumma during the Uefa “Nations League 2020/2021” semi-final between Italy and Spain which took place in Milano, “Giuseppe Meazza” Stadium on October 6th 2021. Spain defeated Italy 2-1 and at the end of the game Donnarumma gave these shorts to an Italy team member whom we got these from. While the field’s players wore a new special shirt (see above) used for the last two games of the Uefa Nations League, Donnarumma and all the goalkeepers wore the same “Euro 2020” goalkeepers kits.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


Fifa World Cup “QATAR 2022” Qualifiers


March 24th 2022


Italy vs Macedonia


Unwashed Match Worn Shirt and Captain Arm Band


Verratti Marco


Did you Know?

This shirt was worn by Marco Verratti during the first half of the Fifa World Cup “QATAR 2022” qualifiers between Italy and Macedonia which took place in Palermo, “Stadio Comunale Renzo Barbera”, on March 24th 2022. The captain arm band was instead worn in the second half. In this game Italy missed out on the World Cup finals again after losing 1-0 at home to Macedonia in their playoff semi-final as Aleksandar Trajkovski’s last-gasp strike earned the visitors a famous win. Italy also did not qualify for the World Cup four years before, missing out for the first time since 1958, but the European champions dominated from the off in Palermo. The hosts became more desperate in their search for a winner after the break, however, as chances continued to come and go before, in stoppage time, Trajkovski arrowed in a stunning winner to spark wild North Macedonian celebrations. Roberto Mancini’s Italy side had 32 efforts at goal in the match but somehow fell short, with Macedonia going on to play Portugal in the playoff final on Tuesday for a place in Qatar. “It is a huge disappointment,” the Italy midfielder Jorginho said. “It hurts, it hurts so much. We have always created and dominated matches but we have not been able to finish teams off. It is not to blame anyone in particular but it is the reality. “I don’t know why we haven’t been able to do this, I am also involved in this, and it hurts me to think about it.” Without the veteran pairing Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini through injury, Italy’s makeshift defence was barely troubled in the first half, as all the action took place down the other end. Domenico Berardi had the best of the openings, having been presented with the ball after the North Macedonia goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski misplaced a pass, but his shot was tame, with Dimitrievski getting back to make the save. Ciro Immobile also wasted a glorious first-half chance for Italy when blazing over the bar from a good position. Berardi was again guilty of profligacy after the break, shooting over when he should have hit the target, and with their only meaningful attack of the match North Macedonia seized their chance. Italy did not look to be in too much danger, but Trajkovski, who plays in Saudi Arabia for Al-Fayha, wrote his name into North Macedonian football folklore with a shot that crept inside the post to stun the home fans.