ITALY

The Italian national team is one of the most successful national teams in the history of the World Cup, having won four titles (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006). In 1938 they became the first team to defend their previous World Cup tournament victory. They have also won a European Championship in 1968 and one Olympic football tournament in 1936. From Legends like Giuseppe Meazza and Luis Monti come emerging stars like Andrea Pirlo and Mesut Özil hoping to match their success.