Country Info

  • Italy

  • Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio

  • Founded: 1898

  • Federation: UEFA

  • The Azzurri played their first game against France in 1910, winning 6-2. They are, barring Brazil, the most successful team in international football with four World Cup wins and one European Championship win. Italy's history with England is very colourful. They are one of only five teams that have a better head to head record against England. (Brazil, Uruguay, Romania and Netherlands are the others). The first meeting was a drawn friendly in Rome in 1933 but the next encounter was the most memorable: The infamous Battle of Highbury.
    England had the better of the early exchanges with Italy and it took until 1973 for the Italian's to register their first win aganist England; a 1-0 win with future England boss Fabio Capello scoring the only goal. Since then Italy have had the better of the important matches and despite a convincing win at the Tournoi de France in 1997, England haven't beaten Italy since 1977 including losing a World Cup 3rd place match in 1990 and a Euro quarter final on penalties in 2012.
    Italy's dominance prevailed again during the first group game of the 2014 World Cup when they ran out 2-1 winners.

Head to head

    • Type
    • Played
    • Won
    • Drawn
    • Lost
    • For
    • Against
    • Friendly
    • 15
    • 5
    • 6
    • 4
    • 22
    • 18
    • World Cup Qualifier
    • 4
    • 1
    • 1
    • 2
    • 2
    • 3
    • World Cup Finals
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 2
    • 2
    • 4
    • European Championship Finals
    • 2
    • 0
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • US Bicentennial Cup Tournament
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 3
    • 2
    • Ciudad de Mexico Cup
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 1
    • 1
    • 2
    • Tournoi de France
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    • Competitive Matches
    • 11
    • 3
    • 2
    • 6
    • 10
    • 12
    • Home
    • 8
    • 3
    • 2
    • 3
    • 10
    • 8
    • Away
    • 12
    • 2
    • 5
    • 5
    • 13
    • 15
    • Neutral
    • 6
    • 3
    • 1
    • 2
    • 9
    • 7
    • Total
    • 26
    • 8
    • 8
    • 10
    • 32
    • 30