The F365 Friday Italian Quiz - The Answers

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1) Italy have won the World Cup four times - in which years?

1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006

2) Name the player - who now has a stadium named after him in Italy - who starred in their first two triumphs.

Giuseppe Meazza

3) Why was the team that competed in the 1950 World Cup in Brazil so under-strength?

The Superga air disaster of 1949 wiped out the dominant Torino side, a side that contributed ten of the Azzuri starting eleven at the time

4) Which minnows beat Italy in the 1966 World Cup, contributing to their elimination at the group stage?

North Korea

5) What was unusual about the 1968 European Championship final, which Italy won, 2-0 over Yugoslavia?

It was the first international final to go to a replay

6) For whom did Gianni Rivera, scorer of Italy's winning goal in the 1970 World Cup semi-final, play for the majority of his career?

AC Milan

7) In a poll by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics, Dino Zoff was voted the third-best goalkeeper of all time - which two keepers were ahead of him?

Gordon Banks and Lev Yashin

8) Which feat, achieved by Zoff in 1982, was emulated in 2010?

A goalkeeper captaining the World Cup winners, the other of course being Iker Casillas

9) With Italy, which other two teams formed the ultimate group of death in the second group stage in the 1982 World Cup?

Brazil and Argentina

10) Name Italy's manager in the 1982 World Cup.

Enzo Bearzot

11) What was Totonero, and why might Paolo Rossi be associated with it?

It was the betting scandal that saw Rossi suspended for two years before the 1982 World Cup.

12) True or false - Toto Schillaci had never played for Italy before the 1990 World Cup.

False - he'd played only once

13) Three players who would go on to manage in the Premier League were in the 1990 World Cup squad - name them.

Roberto Mancini, Carlo Ancelotti and Gianluca Vialli

14) Which three players missed their penalties in the 1994 World Cup final shoot-out?

Roberto Baggio, Daniel Massaro and Franco Baresi

15) Which Italian player did Madonna pick as the sexiest of the 1994 World Cup?

Roberto Baggio

16) Who scored the goal for Italy in the Euro 2000 final, which looked like it had won them the tournament until France popped up?

Marco Delvecchio

17) Who scored the winning penalty in the 2006 World Cup final shoot-out?

Fabio Grosso

18) Name the coach who managed Italy for two years, inbetween Marcelo Lippi's two spells.

Roberto Donadoni

19) Who is currently Italy's most-capped player?

Fabio Cannavaro

20) Mario Balotelli is the only member of the Italy squad to currently play in England, but two others previously have - name them.

Alessandro Diamanti and Fabio Borini

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