Football In Italy

In America we call it Soccer

History of Football in Italy

  • First played in 1898
  • The Italian National Football team is considered to be one of the best national teams in the world
  • They have won FIFA World Cup four times in, 1934, 1938, 1982, and 2006
  • They have also won one European championship in 1968
  • Also appearing in two finals in 2000 and 2012 and two Central European International Cups
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Rules of Football

The rules are the same as American soccer. You can't touch the ball with your hands, unless your the goalie. You kick the ball from the other side down to there goal and you try to score on the other team.
2006 WORLD CUP FINAL: Italy 1-1 France

National Anthem in Engilsh

Brothers of Italy, Italy has awakened; Scipio's helmet she has put on her head. Where is the Victory? (ref. 1) Offer her the hair; (ref. 2) because slave of Rome God created her. Let us unite!We are ready to die;Italy called. We have been for centuries stamped on, and laughed at, because we are not one people, because we are divided. Let's unite under one flag, one dream; To melt together Already the time has come. Let us unite! We are ready to die;Italy called. Let's unite, let's love; The union and the love Reveal to the people God's ways. We swear to liberate the native soil: United, for God, Who can beat us? Let us unite!We are ready to die;Italy called. From the Alps to Sicily, Everywhere is Legnano; (ref 3) Every man of Ferruccio (ref 4) has the heart and the hand; the children of Italy are called Balilla; (ref 5) The sound of every church bell calling for evening prayers. Let us unite!We are ready to die;Italy called. They are branches that bend the sold swords; (ref. 6) Already the eagle of Austria has lost its feathers. the blood of Italy and the Polish blood (ref. 7) Drank with Cossacks But its heart was burnt. Let us unite!We are ready to die;Italy called.
Italy National anthem Italian & English lyrics

World Cup facts

The World Cup is a huge deal to Italy. It's just as big of a deal like the Super Bowl is to us Americans. Every four years the games are played and people get so pumped for the games and they show their nationalism for their country by supporting them.