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History:
WORLD CUP 2022
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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 France. The 2022 will be the 22nd 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 Qatar hosted the World Cup. This edition will also be the second hosted in the Asian continent, the last one being in Japan / South Korea in 2002 and the first one hosted in an Arab country. Due to the high summer temperatures in Qatar, the World Cup will be played for the first time in winter. Europe is the continent with most hosted editions - eleven editions (1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1966, 1974, 1982, 1990, 1998, 2006, 2018), 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
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1950
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2018
2022
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
Qatar
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
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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
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RANK
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7th
9th
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9th
2nd
10th
4th
1st
12th
3rd
2nd
5th
11th
1st
26th
22nd
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FIFA WORLD CUP
The 22nd Edition
Qatar, 21 November - 18 December 2022
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The Official Logo of the 2018 World Cup
POINTS  GAMES  WINS  DRAWS  LOST  GOALS+  GOALS-
SWITZERLAND
ITALY
N. IRELAND
BULGARIA
LITHUANIA
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Qualification, European Group C  - Results and Standings
25-03-2021Bulgaria vs Switzerland1-3
25-03-2021Italy vs Northern Ireland2-0
28-03-2021Bulgaria vs Italy0-2
28-03-2021Switzerland vs Lithuania      1-0
31-03-2021Lithuania vs Italy      0-2
31-03-2021N. Ireland vs Bulgaria     0-0
02-09-2021Italy vs Bulgaria1-1
02-09-2021Lithuania vs N. Ireland   1-4
05-09-2021Bulgaria vs Lithuania     1-0
05-09-2021Switzerland vs Italy 0-0
08-09-2021Italy vs Lithuania    5-0
08-09-2021N. Ireland vs Switzerland    0-0
09-10-2021Lithuania vs Bulgaria   3-1
09-10-2021Switzerland vs N. Ireland    2-0
12-10-2021Bulgaria vs N. Ireland   2-1
12-10-2021Lithuania vs Switzerland    0-4
12-11-2021Italy vs Switzerland       1-1
12-11-2021N. Ireland vs Lithuania 1-0
15-11-2021Northern Ireland vs Italy      0-0
15-11-2021Switzerland vs Bulgaria      4-0

The Azzurri used in the qualification games
GAMES

8 DONNARUMMA Gianluigi (Milan / Paris St Germain)

7 BARELLA Nicolo (Inter)
7 CHIESA Federico (Juventus)

6 ACERBI Francesco (Lazio)
6 BERARDI Domenico (Sassuolo)
6 BONUCCI Leonardo (Juventus)
6 EMERSON D.S. Palmieri (Chelsea / Olympique Lyon)
6 INSIGNE Lorenzo (Napoli)
6 LOCATELLI Manuel (Sassuolo / Juventus)

5 DI LORENZO Giovanni (Napoli)
5 IMMOBILE Ciro (Lazio)
5 JORGINHO Jorge L. (Chelsea)
5 PESSINA Matteo (Atalanta)

4 BERNARDESCHI Federico (Juventus)
4 CRISTANTE Bryan (Roma)
4 RASPADORI Giacomo (Sassuolo)
4 VERRATTI Marco (Paris Saint Germain)

3 BELOTTI Andrea (Torino)
3 FLORENZI Alessandro (Paris Saint Germain / Milan)
3 PELLEGRINI Lorenzo (Roma)
3 SPINAZZOLA Leonardo (Roma)

2 BASTONI Alessandro (Inter)
2 CALABRIA Davide (Milan)
2 CHIELLINI Giorgio (Juventus)
2 SCAMACCA Gianluca (Sassuolo)
2 SENSI Stefano (Inter)
2 TOLOI Rafael (Atalanta)
2 TONALI Sandro (Milan)

1 BIRAGHI Cristiano (Fiorentina)
1 CASTROVILLI Gaetano (Fiorentina)
1 EL SHAARAWY Stephan (Roma)
1 GRIFO Vincenzo (Freiburg)
1 KEAN Moise (Juventus)
1 MANCINI Gianluca (Roma)
1 SIRIGU Salvatore (Genoa)
1 ZANIOLO Nicolo (Roma)


GOALS

2 DI LORENZO Giovanni (Napoli)
2 IMMOBILE Ciro (Lazio)
2 KEAN Moise (JUventus)

1 BELOTTI Andrea (Torino)
1 BERARDI Domenico (Sassuolo)
1 CHIESA Federico (Juventus)
1 LOCATELLI Manuel (Sassuolo)
1 RASPADORI Giacomo (Sassuolo)
1 SENSI Stefano (Inter)


CAPTAINS

4 BONUCCI Leonardo (Juventus)

2 CHIELLINI Giorgio (Juventus)

1 IMMOBILE Ciro (Lazio)
1 JORGINHO Jorge L. (Chelsea)


COACH

MANCINI Roberto - 8 games
QATAR
Host
DENMARK
GERMANY
Final Positions of the World Cup 2014
Final Positions of the EURO 2020
Qualified Nations for the World Cup 2022
BRAZIL
BELGIUM
FRANCE
World Champions &
Nations League Holders
CROATIA
SPAIN
SERBIA
ENGLAND
South American
Champions
SWITZERLAND
NETHERLANDS
ARGENTINA
24 March 2022             ?, Italy
ITALY vs MACEDONIA
0 - 0
QUALIFICATION PLAY-OFF, SEMI-FINAL