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History:
WORLD CUP 2018
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FIFA is once again organizing the football World Cup, a competition which joins all the national teams in the world in trying to qualify for the final stages of the tournament, which then crowns one nation as the World Champion - the current World Champions are Germany. The 2018 will be the 21at edition of the competition. The first edition of the World Cup was held in 1930 in Uruguay but a lot of European nations boycotted the competition on the grounds that it was not being held in Europe (football's birth place) and due to the long distance to travel by sea to arrive at the hosting venues (at least a month travel).

Since that edition the competition was held every four years with the exception of the 12 year period (1938-1950) of the Second World War. For the first nine editions (1930-1970) the price was the Rimet Cup, named after the father of the competition - Jules Rimet. In the 1970 the cup was won by Brazil for the third time and therefore they won the cup for ever. Since then a new cup was made - the FIFA cup.

This will be the first time that Russia hosted the World Cup. This edition will also be the eleventh hosted in the European continent, the last one being in Germany in 2006. Europe is the continent with most hosted editions - ten editions (1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1966, 1974, 1982, 1990, 1998, 2006), the second most continent to host the World Cup is South America - seven editions (1930, 1950, 1962, 1970, 1978, 1986, 2014), whilst the other continents hosted one edition each: North America in 1994, Asia in 2002 and Africa in 2010. The only continent that never hosted a world cup is Australia.
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The Final Positions of the Azzurri in the World Cup
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YEAR
1930
1934
1938
1950
1954
1958
1962
1966
1970
1974
1978
1982
1986
1990
1994
1998
2002
2006
2010
2014
2018
HOST
Uruguay
Italy
France
Brazil
Switzerland
Sweden
Chile
England
Mexico
West Germany
Argentina
Spain
Mexico
Italy
U.S.A.
France
Japan/S.Korea
Germany
South Africa
Brazil
Russia
WINNER
Uruguay
Italy
Italy
Uruguay
West Germany
Brazil
Brazil
England
Brazil
West Germany
Argentina
Italy
Argentina
West Germany
Brazil
France
Brazil
Italy
Spain
Germany
France
ITALY (Final Position)
No Participation
World Champions
World Champions
First Round
First Round
Qualification Round
First Round
First Round
Final
First Round
3/4 Place Final
World Champions
Second Round
3/4 Place Final
Final
Quarter Finals
Second Round
World Champions
First Round
First Round
Qualification Round
RANK
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1st
1st
7th
9th
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9th
9th
2nd
10th
4th
1st
12th
3rd
2nd
5th
11th
1st
26th
22nd
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FIFA WORLD CUP
The 21st Edition
Russia, 14 June - 15 July 2018
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Qualification, European Group G - Results and Standings
05-09-2016Spain vs Liechtenstein
05-09-2016Albania vs Macedonia
05-09-2016Israel vs Italy
06-10-2016Italy vs Spain
06-10-2016Macedonia vs Israel
06-10-2016Liechtenstein vs Albania
09-10-2016Israel vs Liechtenstein
09-10-2016Macedonia vs Italy
09-10-2016Albania vs Spain
12-11-2016Spain vs Macedonia
12-11-2016Albania vs Israel
12-11-2016Liechtenstein vs Italy
24-03-2017Spain vs Israel
24-03-2017Italy vs Albania
24-03-2017Liechtens. vs Macedonia
8-0
2-1
1-3
1-1
1-2
0-2
2-1
2-3
0-2
4-0
0-3
0-4
4-1
2-0
0-3
11-06-2017Italy vs Liechtenstein
11-06-2017Israel vs Albania
11-06-2017Macedonia vs Spain
02-09-2017Albania vs Liechtenstein
02-09-2017Israel vs Macedonia
02-09-2017Spain vs Italy
05-09-2017Italy vs Israel
05-09-2017Liechtenstein vs Spain
05-09-2017Macedonia vs Albania
06-10-2017Spain vs Albania
06-10-2017Italy vs Macedonia
06-10-2017Liechtenstein vs Israel
09-10-2017Albania vs Italy
09-10-2017Israel vs Spain
09-10-2017Macedonia vs Liechtens.
POINTS  GAMES  WINS  DRAWS  LOST  GOALS+  GOALS-
SPAIN
ITALY
ALBANIA
ISRAEL
MACEDONIA
LIECHTENSTEIN
10
10
10
10
10
10
28
23
13
12
11
0
9
7
4
4
3
0
1
2
1
0
2
0
0
1
5
6
5
10
36
21
10
10
15
1
3
8
13
15
15
39
5-0
0-3
1-2
2-0
0-1
3-0
1-0
0-8
1-1
3-0
1-1
0-1
0-1
0-1
4-0
The Azzurri used in the qualification games
GAMES

12 BUFFON Gianluigi (Juventus)
12 IMMOBILE Ciro (Lazio)

10 BARZAGLI Andrea (Juventus)
10 BONUCCI Leonardo (Juventus / Milan)
10 CANDREVA Antonio (Inter)

9 BELOTTI Andrea (Torino)

8 EDER Citadin Martins (Inter)
8 INSIGNE Lorenzo (Napoli)

7 DARMIAN  Matteo (Manchester United)
7 DE ROSSI Daniele (Roma)
7 PAROLO Marco (Lazio)
7 VERRATTI Marco (Paris Saint Germain)

6 BERNARDESCHI Federico (Fiorentina / Juventus)
6 CHIELLINI Giorgio (Juventus)

5 ZAPPACOSTA Davide (Torino / Chelsea)

4 BONAVENTURA Giacomo (Milan)
4 DE SCIGLIO Mattia (Milan)
4 GABBIADINI Manolo (Southampton)

3 FLORENZI Alessandro (Roma)
3 ROMAGNOLI Alessio (Milan)
3 SPINAZZOLA Leonardo (Atalanta)

2 EL SHAARAWY Stephan (Roma)
2 GAGLIARDINI Roberto (Inter)
2 MONTOLIVO Riccardo (Milan)
2 PELLE Graziano (Shandang Luneng T.)

1 ANTONELLI Luca (Milan)
1 ASTORI Davide (Fiorentina)

1 CONTI Andrea (Milan)
1 CRISTANTE Bryan (Atalanta)
1 JORGINHO Jorge Luiz (Napoli)
1 OGBONNA Angelo Obinze (West Ham United)
1 PELLEGRINI Lorenzo (Sassuolo)
1 RUGANI Daniele (Juventus)
1 SANSONE Nicola (Villarreal)
1 VERDI Simone (Bologna)
1 ZAZA Simone (West Ham United)


GOALS

6 IMMOBILE Ciro (Lazio)

4 BELOTTI Andrea (Torino)

3 CANDREVA Antonio (Inter)

2 DE ROSSI Daniele (Roma)

1 BERNARDESCHI Federico (Fiorentina)
1 CHIELLINI Giorgio (Juventus)
1 EDER Citadin Martins (Inter)
1 GABBIADINI Manolo (Southampton)
1 INSIGNE Lorenzo (Napoli)
1 PELLE Graziano (Shandang Luneng T.)


CAPTAINS

12 BUFFON Gianluigi (Juventus)


COACH

VENTURA Giampiero - 12 games
The official Mascot of the 2018 World Cup - Zabivaka the Wolf
The mascot of this edition is the Wolf ZABIVAKA. In the Russian language the name means 'the one who scores', a very suitable name for a mascot who radiates fun, charm and confidence. The wolf received 53% of an online and TV poll in which one million Russians participated. The other animals participating were a 'Tiger', wearing a cosmonaut suite (27%) and a 'Cat', who like Zabivaka wears the colours of Russia (20%). 
13 NovemberMilano Italy
ITALY vs SWEDEN
0 - 0
QUALIFICATION PLAY-OFF, LEG 2
10 NovemberSolna Sweden
SWEDEN vs ITALY
1 - 0
QUALIFICATION PLAY-OFF, LEG 1
Ciro
IMMOBILE
(Lazio)
12 Games
6 Goals
Gianluigi
BUFFON
(Juventus)
12 Games
12 Captain
Andrea
BARZAGLI
(Juventus)
10 Games
2 Unused Call-Ups
Azzurri used in the 2018 World Cup Qualifications
Antonio
CANDREVA
(Inter)
10 Games, 3 Goals
2 Unused Call-Ups
Leonardo
BONUCCI
(Juventus & Milan)
10 Games
1 Unused Call-Up
Andrea
BELOTTI
(Torino)
9 Games, 4 Goals
2 Unused Call-Ups
Lorenzo
INSIGNE
(Napoli)
8 Games, 1 Goal
1 Unused Call-Up
Citadin Martins
EDER
(Inter)
8 Games, 1 Goal
4 Unused Call-Ups
Matteo
DARMIAN
(Manchester United - England)
7 Games
4 Unused Call-Ups
Marco
PAROLO
(Lazio)
7 Games
4 Unused Call-Ups
Daniele
DE ROSSI
(Roma)
7 Games, 2 Goals
3 Unused Call-Up
Marco
VERRATTI
(Paris St Germain - France)
7 Games
2 Unused Call-Ups
Giorgio
CHIELLINI
(Juventus)
6 Games, 1 Goal
2 Unused Call-Up
Federico
BERNARDESCHI
(Fiorentina & Juventus)
6 Games, 1 Goal
6 Unused Call-Ups
Davide
ZAPPACOSTA
(Torino & Chelsea - England)
5 Games
2 Unused Call-Ups
Mattia
DE SCIGLIO
(Milan)
4 Games
1 Unused Call-Up
Giacomo
BONAVENTURA
(Milan)
4 Games
Manolo
GABBIADINI
(Napoli & Southampton - England)
4 Games, 1 Goal
8 Unused Call-Ups
Alessio
ROMAGNOLI
(Milan)
3 Games
2 Unused Call-Up
Alessandro
FLORENZI
(Roma)
3 Games
2 Unused Call-Ups
Leonardo
SPINAZZOLA
(Atalanta)
3 Games
4 Unused Call-Ups
Roberto
GAGLIARDINI
(Atalanta & Inter)
2 Games
5 Unused Call-Up
Stephan
EL SHAARAWY
(Roma)
2 Games
5 Unused Call-Ups
Riccardo
MONTOLIVO
(Milan)
2 Games
3 Unused Call-Ups
Luca
ANTONELLI
(Milan)
1 Game
1 Unused Call-Up
Graziano
PELLE
(Shandong Luneng - China)
2 Games
1 Goal
Davide
ASTORI
(Fiorentina)
1 Game
11 Unused Call-Ups
Bryan
CRISTANTE
(Atalanta)
1 Game
1 Unused Call-Up
Andrea
CONTI
(Atalanta & Milan)
1 Game
2 Unused Call-Ups
Jorge Luiz
JORGINHO
(Napoli)
1 Game
1 Unused Call-Up
Lorenzo
PELLEGRINI
(Sassuolo
& Roma)
1 Game
3 Unused Call-Ups
Angelo Obinze
OGBONNA
(West Ham Utd - England)
1 Game
2 Unused Call-Ups
Daniele
RUGANI
(Juventus)
1 Game
8 Unused Call-Ups
Simone
VERDI
(Bologna)
1 Game
2 Unused Call-Ups
Nicola
SANSONE
(Villarreal - Spain)
1 Game
3 Unused Call-Ups
Simone
ZAZA
(West Ham Utd - Eng.
& Valencia - Spain)
1 Game
2 Unused Call-Up
Mattia
PERIN
(Genoa)
9 Unused Call-Ups
Gianluigi
DONNARUMMA
(Milan)
12 Unused Call-Ups
Danilo
D'AMBROSIO
(Inter)
8 Unused Call-Ups
Domenico
CRISCITO
(Zenith St Petersburg - Russia)
2 Unused Call-Ups
Nicolo
BARELLA
(Cagliari)
2 Unused Call-Ups
Roberto
INGLESE
(Chievo Verona)
2 Unused Call-Ups
Matteo
POLITANO
(Sassuolo)
2 Unused Call-Ups
Leonardo
PAVOLETTI
(Genoa)
2 Unused Call-Ups
Marco
BENASSI
(Torino)
1 Unused Call-Up
Gian Marco
FERRARI
(Crotone)
1 Unused Call-Up
Danilo
CATALDI
(Lazio)
1 Unused Call-Up
Armando
IZZO
(Genoa)
1 Unused Call-Up
Federico
MARCHETTI
(Lazio)
1 Unused Call-Up
Gianluca
LAPADULA
(Milan)
1 Unused Call-Up
Claudio
MARCHISIO
(Juventus)
1 Unused Call-Up
Andrea
PETAGNA
(Atalanta)
1 Unused Call-Up
Alex
MERET
(Spal)
1 Unused Call-Up
Simone
SCUFFET
(Udinese)
1 Unused Call-Up
Domenico
BERARDI
(Sassuolo)
Mattia
CALDARA
(Atalanta)
Daniele
BASELLI
(Torino)
Other Azzurri used in Friendlies and Stages by Ventura
Cristiano
BIRAGHI
(Pescara)
Federico
CHIESA
(Fiorentina)
Diego
FALCINELLI
(Crotone)
Pierluigi
GOLLINI
(Atalanta)
Gianluca
CAPRARI
(Pescara)
Davide
CALABRIA
(Milan)
Dos Santos P.
EMERSON
(Roma)
Federico
CECCHERINI
(Crotone)
Alex
FERRARI
(Verona)
Marco
SPORTIELLO
(Atalanta)
Alessio
CRAGNO
(Benevento)
Antonio
BARRECA
(Torino)
Federico
DIMARCO
(Empoli)
Federico
BARBA
(Empoli)
Lorenzo
TONELLI
(Napoli)
Alberto
GRASSI
(Atalanta)
Federico
ZAMPANO
(Pescara)
Manuel
LOCATELLI
(Milan)
Marco
D'ALESSANDRO
(Atalanta)
Amato
CICIRETTI
(Benevento)
Luca
GARRITANO
(Cesena)
Kevin
BONIFAZI
(Spal)
Vittorio
PARIGINI
(Chievo Verona)
Federico
DI FRANCESCO
(Bologna)
Cristian
DALL' ORCO
(Sassuolo)
Claud
ADJAPONG
(Sassuolo)
Rolando
MANDRAGORA
(Juventus)
Andrea
FAVILLI
(Ascoli)
Filippo
ROMAGNA
(Brescia)
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Other Azzurri used in Friendlies only by Di Biagio and Mancini
Patrick
CUTRONE
(Milan)
Salvatore
SIRIGU
(Torino)
Final Positions of the World Cup 2014
COSTA RICA
AUSTRALIA
ICELAND
MOROCCO
TUNISIA
PERU
SERBIA
SENEGAL
EGYPT
NIGERIA
POLAND
SOUTH KOREA
IRAN
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
GERMANY
Asian
Champions
25.
26.
27.
28.
SAUDI ARABIA
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30.
31.
32.
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14.
15.
16.
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10.
11.
12.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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2.
3.
4.
Final Positions of the World Cup 2018
PANAMA
Previous World
Champions
New World
Champions
MEXICO
ARGENTINA
SWITZERLAND
SPAIN
JAPAN
DENMARK
COLOMBIA
PORTUGAL
European
Champions
SWEDEN
RUSSIA
URUGUAY
BRAZIL
Hosts
ENGLAND
BELGIUM
CROATIA
FRANCE
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