Football statistics of the country Italy in the year. Italy National Team » Squad WC Qualifiers Europe / Juventus, 29/ 07/ Davide Zappacosta · Torino FC, 11/06/ Midfielder. Friday 24 March EDT Last modified on Wednesday 28 June The Italian football federation gave former Milan legend Roberto The national team had embarrassed themselves in South Africa and Serie A. In the Euroanother shootout decided Italy's fate but this time in their favour when defeating the co-hosts casino rama styx Netherlands in the semi final. Players Teams Referees Stadiums groups Members. Players that have retired from the national team and are not available for selection anymore are not displayed. Italy won the replay 2—0 with goals from Luigi Riva and Pietro Anastasi to take the trophy. But there was no doubting that the national side had progressed under Prandelli. Emerging star Francesco Totti scored his penalty with a cucchiaio "spoon" chip. However, in the second group stage match, underdogs Costa Rica beat the Italians 1—0.