Here is the complete Italy team squad players name roster with captain name. Italy national football team is controlled by the Italian Football Federation which has qualified for the world cup 17 times. This is the 18th appearance of this national team & is considered as the second most successful football team in history. This team has won 4 times FIFA World Cup which is second highest after Brazil. They have also won one European championship of 1968. Given below is the list of all goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders & forwards of this national football team.
Italy Football Team Squad 2014 FIFA World Cup
|1||Gianluigi Buffon [C]||Juventus|
|12||Salvatore Sirgu||Paris Saint Germain|
|7||Ignazio Abate||AC Milan|
|20||Mattia De Sciglio||AC Milan|
|18||Riccardo Montolivo||AC Milan|
|5||Thiago Motta||Paris Saint Germain|
|24||Marco Verratti||Paris Saint Germain|
|45||Mario Balotelli||AC Milan|
Gianluigi Buffon is the current captain of the national team of Italy who will hold the charge once again. He is the most successful goalkeeper of Italy & has huge credit behind the world cup championship of of 2006. He was the runner of 2006 FIFA Ballon D’or award. So far, Buffon has played 139 games for his national football team. Right now, he is playing for an Italian club Juventus.
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Buffon is considered by the as one of the most dominant goalkeeper in football history. These includes the UEFA Goalkeeper and UEFA Club football of the year, the IFFHS and Serie A Goalkeeper of the year Awards & the Yashin award after his 2006 world cup championship. He has been called as “an agile, commanding shot-stopper who is hugely experienced at the highest level”.
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Italy 2014 FIFA World Schedule
|Date||First Team||Second team||Venue|
|14 June 2014||Italy||England||Manuas|
|20 June 2014||Italy||Costa Rica||Recife|
|24 June 2014||Italy||Uruguay||Natal|
First match of Italy is against England which will be played on 14th June of 2014 in Manaus. After England, Italy’s next game is against Costa Rica, scheduled to be played on 20th June 2014. last match of group stage will be played on 24th of June against one of the strongest contender Uruguay.
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Italy have won maximum number of game against Switzerland. Against Switzerland, the Italy have won 28 games out of 58 games played. first international match of Italy was against France in which the team won with huge margin of 6–2 on 15th May 1910.
Top Goal Scorers of Italy
Luigi Riva is the leading goal scorer of Italian national football team. He played for 9 years for Italy in which he made 42 appearances. In these 42 matches, Riva scored 35 goals scoring 0.83 goals per match. After Riva, Guiseppe Meazza is the second highest goal scorer of Italy who also played for 9 years. After playing 53 matches, he scored 33 goals with goal ration of 0.62 goals per match.