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


Uefa “NATIONS LEAGUE 2020/2021”


October 6th 2021


Italy vs Spain


Match Worn Shirt


Kean Moise


Did you Know?

This shirt was worn by Moise Kean 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 moving to the Final against France. Since 2015, Kean has represented Italy at under-15 level. With the Italy U17 team he took part at the 2016 and 2017 editions of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, scoring 1 goal in each tournament. With the Italy U19 he took part in the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, and scored in the group stage against Norway and in the semi-final against France in a 2–0 win to help Italy reach the final of the tournament. He started the final against Portugal on the bench, but came on as a substitute and scored 2 goals in the second half, to take the tie to extra time, but the match ended in a 4–3 victory for Portugal. He made his debut with the Italy U21 team on 11 October 2018, in a friendly match lost 1–0 against Belgium in Udine. He scored his first goal with the U21 side in the following friendly match, a 2–0 home win against Tunisia on 15 October 2018. He took part in the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, where Italy was eliminated in the group stage. In November 2018, Kean was called up to the Italy senior side by manager Roberto Mancini. On 20 November, aged 18 years, 265 days, he made his senior debut with the Italy national team in a friendly match against the United States in Genk, which eventually ended in a 1–0 victory. On 23 March 2019, Kean made his first start and scored his first goal for Italy in a 2–0 home win over Finland in Italy’s opening UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match. In doing so, he became the youngest forward to start a match for Italy since Edoardo Mariani started against France in 1912; Kean is currently either the fourth or fifth-youngest forward ever to start a match for Italy, behind only Mariani, Leopoldo Conti, Eugenio Mosso, and possibly Rodolfo Gavinelli, as it is not known officially whether the latter was born in 1891 or 1895. Kean also became the youngest player to score for Italy since Bruno Nicolè, who scored twice in a 2–2 friendly away draw against France on 9 November 1958; overall, Kean is the second-youngest goalscorer for Italy, behind Nicolè, at the age of 19 years and 23 days, and the youngest player to score a goal for Italy in both a competitive match, and in a European qualifier. On 26 March, he then scored his second international goal in Italy’s following Euro 2020 qualifier, a 6–0 home win over Liechtenstein.