Italy’s famous 3-2 win over Brazil in the 1982 World Cup remains their last ahead of tonight’s friendly between the two nations.
Paolo Rossi bagged a hat-trick as the Azzurri marched towards World Cup glory 31 years ago, but they haven’t tasted Selecao victory since.
In the five meetings between the giants after 1982, the South Americans have collected three wins and two draws. Italy failed to score in four of those encounters.
Italy’s overall record against Brazil is of five wins, two draws and seven defeats in 14 matches.
16/06/1938 World Cup Italy-Brazil 2-1 Colaussi, Meazza
25/04/1956 Friendly Italy-Brazil 3-0 Virgili (2), De Sordi og
01/07/1956 Friendly Brazil-Italy 2-0 -
12/05/1963 Friendly Italy-Brazil 3-0 Sormani, Mazzola, Bulgarelli
21/06/1970 World Cup Brazil-Italy 4-1 Boninsegna
09/06/1973 Friendly Italy-Brazil 2-0 Riva, Capello
31/05/1976 Friendly Brazil-Italy 4-1 Capello
24/06/1978 World Cup Brazil-Italy 2-1 Causio
05/07/1982 World Cup Italy-Brazil 3-2 Rossi (3)
14/10/1989 Friendly Italy-Brazil 0-1 -
17/07/1994 World Cup Brazil-Italy 0-0 -
08/06/1997 Friendly Italy-Brazil 3-3 Del Piero (2), Aldair og
10/02/2009 Friendly Brazil-Italy 2-0 -
21/06/2009 Friendly Italy-Brazil 0-3 -
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