The following tables show the Italy national football team's all-time international record.
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His record stood for more than three decades until Ronaldo's 15 goals between 1998 and 2006 for Brazil. Germany's Miroslav Klose went on to score a record 16 goals across four consecutive tournaments between 2002 and 2014. Only two other players have surpassed 10 goals at the World Cup: Pelé with 12 between 1958 and 1970 for Brazil, and Jürgen Klinsmann with 11 between 1990 and 1998 for Germany. Of all the players who have played at the World Cup, only six have scored, on average, at least two goals per game played: Kocsis, Fontaine, Stábile, Russia's Oleg Salenko, Switzerland's Josef Hügi, and Poland's Ernst Wilimowski — the latter scored four in his single World Cup game in 1938.
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In the 1966 World Cup qualifiers they were one of two teams from the Asian zone (the other being Israel) to be allocated to the European qualifying zone and were originally placed with Spain and the Republic of Ireland. However, they joined the Asian and African boycott of the 1966 qualifiers, due to the decision of FIFA to allocate just one place between Asia and Africa. Syria has never qualified for the World Cup. The farthest they've gone in qualification was in the 1986 qualifiers when they reached the final qualifying round only to lose to Iraq. They were disqualified from the 2014 World Cup due to the use of an ineligible player.
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The qualification format was the same as 2010. The teams were drawn into eight groups of six teams and one group of five, with the nine group winners qualifying directly for the final tournament. The eight best runners-up (determined by records against the first-, third-, fourth- and fifth-placed teams in their groups to ensure equity between different groups) were drawn in two-legged play-offs that determined the remaining four qualifying nations. The July 2011 FIFA World Rankings were used to seed the teams.
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Since the Germany national football team's first official match in 1908, it has been one of the most successful national teams in world football. They won the 2014 World Cup, their fourth title in seventeen tournaments, to add to three titles from ten European Championships. In doing so, twenty of its players have won both titles, and six have won gold, silver and bronze medals at the World Cup. Lothar Matthäus has played in a record 25 World Cup matches, and his participation in five World Cup tournaments is a joint record, shared with Antonio Carbajal of Mexico.
Major League Soccer's previously informal system, one star per MLS Cup title, was standardised in 2006, with the defending champions wearing the MLS Scudetto, like the Serie A system, for one season before adding a new star. Starting in 2012, the Scudetto was replaced with a single gold star worn by reigning champions above any other silver championship stars.
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The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification process was a series of tournaments organised by the six FIFA confederations to decide 31 of the 32 teams which would play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with Russia qualifying automatically as hosts. All 210 remaining FIFA member associations were eligible to enter the qualifying process, and for the first time in World Cup history, all eligible national teams registered for the preliminary competition, but Zimbabwe and Indonesia were disqualified before playing their first matches. Bhutan, South Sudan, Gibraltar and Kosovo made their FIFA World Cup qualification debuts.
Youngest Golden Ball winner: Ronaldo (1998, at 21y 9m 24d). Most appearances in an All-Star Team: Djalma Santos (3, 1954-1962) (shared with Franz Beckenbauer and Philipp Lahm). Most appearances as a substitute: Denílson (11, 1998-2002). Most tournament wins as player and coach: Mário Zagallo (3, 1958 & 1962 as player, 1970 as coach). Only player to appear in three consecutive FIFA World Cup finals: Cafu (1994, 1998 and 2002). Most team awards won: Cafu (6, 1994-2006). Most cautions: Cafu (6). FIFA World Cup official website. Brazil at FIFA.com.
From the 1994 FIFA World Cup to the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Serbia played with Montenegro. From 2006 to the present, Serbia played as an independent country. After the dissolution of the SFRY, Serbia has not made it to the knockout stages. Organization that remained based in Belgrade, Serbia, was excluded from taking part as FSJ or its successor due to UN sanctions. Dražan Jerković's four goals at the 1962 FIFA World Cup were enough to secure him the shared Golden Boot Award and make him the top scorer at World Cups for the SFR Yugoslavia and its successor associations.
The Brazil national football team has a long competitive record in playing association football.
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The team failed to qualify for both the 2002, and 2006 World Cups. The latter failure resulted in the resignation of manager Richard Páez. With new coach César Farías, Venezuela national team improved their performances. At the beginning of 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying, Venezuela won its first game in World Cup qualifying against the long unbeaten Ecuador in Quito. Something similar happened to Bolivia in La Paz, where Venezuela won for the first time at Bolivian altitude. Also, they received their first point against Brazil in qualifying. Despite not ultimately reaching the 2010, Venezuela achieved their best result in qualifying.
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The South American section of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification acted as qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia, for national teams which are members of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL). A total of 4.5 slots (4 direct slots and 1 inter-confederation play-off slot) in the final tournament were available for CONMEBOL teams.
Spain is one of only eight countries ever to have won the FIFA World Cup, which it did at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, in South Africa, the first time the team had reached the final. The team is one of the most present at the World Cup finals, with 15 appearances out of the 21 tournaments. Spain reached fourth-place in 1950, and has reached the quarter-finals four times. The Spanish team has also won three UEFA European Football Championships, in 1964, 2008 and 2012 and the Olympic football tournament in 1992. The Spanish team went to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as European Champions and enjoyed a record unbeaten streak of 35 matches from 2007 to 2009.
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After Uzbekistan and Bahrain both finished third in their respective groups during the 2006 World Cup qualifiers, Bahrain entered a two-legged playoff with Uzbekistan, which they won on away goals with an aggregate score of 1–1. This allowed Bahrain to enter another two-legged playoff with the fourth-placed CONCACAF nation, (Trinidad and Tobago), for a spot in the World Cup. But a 0–1 Bahrain loss in Manama after a 1–1 draw in Port of Spain saw the CONCACAF nation go through. 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification - AFC Fourth Round play-offs: 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC – CONCACAF play-off) play-offs: Bahrain played in group D in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification group games.
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. 🇯🇲 1962 – Did not qualify. 1966 – Did not qualify. 🇵🇦 1970 – Group Stage. 🇩🇴 1974 – Quarter Final. 🇨🇴 1978 – Group Stage. 🇨🇺 1982 – Group Stage. 🇩🇴 1986 – Did not qualify. 🇲🇽 1990 – Did not qualify. 🇵🇷 1993 – Did not qualify. 🇻🇪 1998 – Quarter Final. 🇸🇻 2002 –Quarter Final. 🇨🇴 2006 – Did not qualify. 2010 – Did not qualify. 🇲🇽 2014– Did not qualify. 🇨🇴 2018– Did not qualify. Pan American Games record. 1951 to 1971 – Did not enter. 🇲🇽 1975 – Round 1. 1979 to 1987 – Did not enter. 🇨🇺 1991 – Round 1. 1995 to 2015 – Did not Qualify.
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Hussein Aljuneid (1990). 🏴 Mick Lyons (1993–95). 🏴 David Booth (1996–98). 🏴 Mick Jones (1998–01). Zainuddin Kassim (2001). 🏴 Mick Lyons (2002). 🇲🇦 Karim Bencherifa (2003–04). Amir Alagic (2005). Mohd Ali Mustafa (2006). 🇰🇷 Kwon Oh-Son (2008). Vjeran Simunić (2008–09). Mohd Ali Mustafa (2009). Dayem Hj Ali (2011). 🇰🇷 Kwon Oh-Son (2012–13). Vjeran Simunić (2013–14). Steve Kean (2014). Mike Wong (2014–2016). 🇰🇷 Kwon Oh-Son (2016). Stephen Ng (2017). 🇰🇷 Kwon Oh-Son (2018–). '''Borneo Cup. Winner (3): 1968, 1987, 1988. '''Brunei Merdeka Games. Runners-up (1): 1985.
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The order of matches was identical to that of the 2002, 2006 and 2010 tournaments. As Brazil qualified automatically as hosts, each team had a bye on the date they would normally have been scheduled to play Brazil. The matches were played from 7 October 2011 to 15 October 2013. ;Notes While the top four teams in CONMEBOL qualification tournament qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, the fifth-placed team, Uruguay, played against the fifth-placed team from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Jordan, in a home-and-away play-off. The winner of this play-off, Uruguay, qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.
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Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon appeared in his fourth World Cup (he was also in the squad for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, but did not appear in any match), the fifth Italian player to do so. The two teams had met in eight previous matches, including twice in the FIFA World Cup (1970, group stage: Italy 0–0 Uruguay; 1990, round of 16: Italy 2–0 Uruguay). Their most recent meeting was in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup third place match, won by Italy 3–2 on penalties (2–2 draw after extra time). After a goalless first half, Italy were reduced to 10 men in the second half when Claudio Marchisio was sent off for a studs-up challenge on Egidio Arévalo.
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In May 2010, the CONCACAF Executive Committee announced a possible change in its qualifying format for the 2014 World Cup, which would start with a preliminary knockout stage followed by three group phases. However, these proposals were abandoned. CONCACAF once again used a six-team final stage (known colloquially as "the Hexagonal"). The ten lowest-ranked nations played two-legged ties, with the five winners joining the nations ranked 7–25 in Round 2. There were six groups of four teams, with the six group winners joining the nations ranked 1–6 in Round 3. There were three groups of four teams and the top two teams in each group advanced to Round 4.
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Latvia have since failed to qualify for another major tournament, though they came close to qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. After eight qualifying matches, Latvia were level on points with their next opponent, second-placed Greece, but a 5–2 defeat virtually ended all hopes of qualification and Latvia finished third in UEFA Group 2. The majority of home matches take place at the Daugava Stadium in Riga. Between 2000 and 2017 the main base for the team was the Skonto Stadium, which was built as a temporary location due to the planned renovation of Daugava Stadium, which started only in 2017. The following table provides a summary of Latvia's results at home venues since 1992.
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The following is a list of football stadiums. They are ordered by their seating capacity, that is the maximum number of spectators that the stadium can accommodate in seated areas. All stadiums that are the home of a club or national team with a capacity of 40,000 or more are included. That is the minimum capacity required for a stadium to host FIFA World Cup finals matches.
Italy in 1934 and 1998; Brazil in 1958, 1970, 1978 and 1986; West Germany in 1990; Spain in 2002; and France in 2006 all remained unbeaten during both the qualification and the finals (in 1970 Brazil actually did not record any draws either, managing to win every single match en route to the title). Uruguay in 1930; Italy in 1938 and 1990; Brazil in 1962; England in 1966; Mexico in 1986; and France in 1998 all did not have to go through qualifying tournaments, and did not lose any games in the finals (Uruguay in 1930 and Italy in 1938 did not draw any games either).