ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Italy vs Turkey


Match Worn Shirt


Spinazzola Leonardo


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These shirt was issued for Leonardo Spinazzola for the Euro 2020 game between Italy and Turkey which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 11th 2021. Italy rode three second-half goals to a 3-0 win over Turkey in Group A of the opening match of the 2020 European Championship. Roberto Mancini’s Italy came into the match on a 27-match unbeaten run, and their fine form showed early on as the Azzurri dominated possession and went close with a pair of headers from corner kicks just past the 20-minute mark. Italy ratcheted up the pressure as half-time approached and, after some intricate build-up play, Ciro Immobile was sprung in the box only to fire right at Turkey keeper Ugurcan Cakir as the teams went into the break locked in a 0-0 draw. The pressure on the Turkish defence finally told when Merih Demiral inadvertently chested the ball into his own net from a Domenico Berardi cross, and Italy took the lead shortly after the restart. A goalmouth scramble led to Italy’s second, with Immobile pouncing on a loose ball in front of the Turkish goal and firing home to double the advantage of Mancini’s side. Lorenzo Insigne put the game away for Italy in the 79th minute, curling home a beautiful first-time shot after Turkey’s Cakir hooked a goal kick right to the opposing side and Italy pounced for their third. Italy’s third goal made history as it marked the first time they had scored three goals in a match at the Euros in their 39th attempt. In June 2021, Leonardo Spinazzola was included in Italy’s squad for UEFA Euro 2020 by manager Roberto Mancini. In the opening match of the tournament on 11 June, a 3–0 win over Turkey, Spinazzola was named man of the match by UEFA for his performance, during which he was credited with an assist on his team’s second goal, after his parried shot was scored by Ciro Immobile off the rebound. On 26 June, he assisted the opening goal scored by Federico Chiesa in extra-time on an eventual 2–1 win over Austria in the round of 16, and was also later also involved in the match-winning goal scored by Matteo Pessina; due to his performance, he was named man of the match for the second time in the tournament by UEFA. On 2 July, late in the 2–1 quarter-final win over Belgium, Spinazzola was stretchered off the pitch with an Achilles tendon rupture, ending his time in the tournament. On 5 July, Spinazzola underwent a successful surgery of his left Achilles tendon. On 11 July, Spinazzola won the European Championship with Italy following a 3–2 penalty shoot-out victory over England in the final at Wembley Stadium after a 1–1 draw in extra-time. Spinazzola was clocked as the fastest player of the tournament alongside Hungary’s Loïc Négo, reaching a top speed of 33.8 km/h. For his performances, he was included in the team of the tournament.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Italy vs Switzerland


Match Worn Shirt


Insigne Lorenzo


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This shirt was worn by Lorenzo Insigne during the Euro 2020 game between Italy and Switzerland which took place in Rome, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 16th 2021. Italy defeated Switzerland 3-0. Again, Italy impressed. After opening this European Championship with one commanding 3-0 win, Roberto Mancini now has a pair of them to point to when asked about the Azzurri’s credentials. This victory over Switzerland – won by two fine Manuel Locatelli goals and a late Ciro Immobile strike – was every bit as impressive as that demolition of Turkey and stretched their unbeaten run under Mancini’s stewardship to 29 games. Insigne was called up for the first time for the Italy senior team in September 2012 at age 21 by coach Cesare Prandelli for Italy’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Bulgaria and Malta. He made his senior debut on 11 September 2012 in the World Cup qualifier match against Malta in Modena, coming on as a replacement for Alessandro Diamanti. On 14 August 2013, Insigne scored his first goal in a friendly against Argentina, which ended in a 2–1 loss at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Insigne was named in Cesare Prandelli’s 30-man provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup and was eventually picked in the final 23-man squad. In Italy’s last warm-up match, against Fluminense in Brazil ahead of their World Cup opener against England, Insigne and his teammate Ciro Immobile scored five goals, with Insigne scoring two. On 20 June, Insigne made his debut in the 2014 World Cup in Italy’s second group match, against Costa Rica, replacing Antonio Candreva in the second half of the 1–0 defeat. However, this was Insigne’s only appearance in the tournament, as Italy was eliminated in the group stage. On 31 May 2016, Insigne was named to Antonio Conte’s 23-man Italy squad for UEFA Euro 2016. He made his first appearance of the tournament on 22 June, coming off the bench in Italy’s final group match, which ended in a 1–0 defeat to the Republic of Ireland, striking the post and later receiving a yellow card in injury time. In the round of 16, at the Stade de France in Paris on 27 June, he came off the bench once again to help set-up Graziano Pellè’s 91st minute volley to give the Azzurri a 2–0 win over defending champions Spain. On 2 July, he made a further substitute appearance in the quarter-final fixture against Germany and scored Italy’s first penalty in the resulting shoot-out, which ended in a 6–5 loss to the reigning World Cup champions. In June 2021, Insigne was included in Italy’s squad for UEFA Euro 2020 by manager Roberto Mancini. In the opening match of the tournament on 11 June, he scored Italy’s final goal in a 3–0 win over Turkey. On 2 July, he scored Italy’s second goal of the match in a 2–1 win over Belgium in the quarter-finals of the competition, with a curling right-footed effort from outside the box following an individual run; for his performance, he was named star of the match by UEFA, while the goal later placed second in UEFA’s “2020–21 Goal of the Season,” behind only Mehdi Taremi’s overhead kick goal for Porto against Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals. On 11 July, Insigne won the European Championship with Italy following a 3–2 penalty shoot-out victory over England at Wembley Stadium in the final, after a 1–1 draw in extra-time; Insigne started the match, but was replaced by Andrea Belotti late in the second half of regulation time. Throughout the competition, Insigne made more solo runs into the penalty area (16) than any other player.

Insigne Lorenzo


Euro 2020


Match Issued Boots


Italy National Team


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These boots were issued for Lorenzo Insigne for the “Euro 2020” competition. They are the “Predator Freak” released by Adidas for his athletes for Euro 2020 and the Copa America. Despite the regular version, the boots worn by the players at “Euro 2020” has an extra flag printed on sides representing the national team they played for. This model was only issued and not used by Lorenzo Insigne because he preferred to play with the second model released by Adidas, called “Copa Sense+”. Several other Italian players, Donnarumma for instance, used this model as visible from the picture below.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Italy vs Wales


Match Worn Kit


Donnarumma Gianluigi


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These kit was worn by Gianluigi Donnarumma during the Euro 2020 game between Italy and Wales which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 20th 2021. The Azzurri beat the Welsh 1-0 in Rome on Sunday through a Matteo Pessina strike to confirm their strong finish and they are yet to concede this tournament with three clean sheets to Gianluigi Donnarumma’s name after their Stadio Olimpico stint. Italy have been impressive so far with 3-0 wins over Turkey and Switzerland followed up by a 1-0 success against Wales with several alterations in a show of strength on home soil that sets them up nicely to face Ukraine or Austria in London to start the knockout stage.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Italy vs Wales


Match Used Ball


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This ball was used during the Euro 2020 game between Italy and Wales which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 20th 2021. The ball,  released by Adidas and dubbed “Uniforia” was designed to celebrate the inclusiveness that the tournament inspired throughout the continent. “Uniforia” combines the words unity and euphoria, a fitting name for this special tournament. The ball features black brush-stroke style lines running across the ball, which symbolizes the blurring of boundaries. The ball also celebrates the revamped format of the tournament itself, and its 60th year of competition. The Adidas “Uniforia” Euro 2020 soccer ball is predominantly white with a garish upper graphic that combines black brush stroke prints with striping in neon blue, yellow and pink. The logos on the Adidas Euro 2020 ball, Uniforia, are black. All 12 Euro 2020 host cities are represented with their coordinates on the upper as well, in subtle grey text. The panel shape has not been altered for the Adidas Uniforia Euro 2020 ball compared to the Telstar 18 from the World Cup in Russia in 2018.

Donnarumma Gianluigi


Euro 2020


Match Worn Gloves


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These gloves were worn by Gianluigi Donnarumma during the first three games of Euro 2020 between Italy and Turkey which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 11th 2021, Italy against Switzerland which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 16th 2021 and Italy against Wales which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 20th 2021. Due the texture of the gloves with rubber details on, they are very recognizable from match’s footages. In June 2021, Donnarumma was included in Italy’s squad for UEFA Euro 2020. In his first game at the competition, on 11 June against Turkey, he kept a clean sheet in a 3–0 win for Italy. In the semi-final against Spain on 6 July, following a 1–1 draw after extra-time, he saved Álvaro Morata’s spot-kick to help Italy to a 4–2 penalty shoot-out victory, which allowed Italy to advance to the final of the tournament. On 11 July in the final against England at Wembley Stadium, following a 1–1 draw after extra-time, Donnarumma saved two spot kicks during the penalty shootout, including the decisive final kick, to win the tournament for Italy for the first time since 1968. 

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These boots were worn by Gianluigi Donnarumma during the Euro 2020 training sessions with Italy National Team. In the 2020–21 season, Donnarumma continued to be a starting goalkeeper (with Ciprian Tătărușanu as a primary back-up) and the team’s occasional captain, in particular during the latter part of season. He appeared in all but one game in Serie A and 11 times in the Europa League as Milan finished second and reached the round of 16, respectively. Prior to and during the season, the club’s management made numerous attempts to extend Donnarumma’s expiring contract yet failed to meet the player’s wage demands of €1 million per month as well as €20 million in agent commission for Mino Raiola and pulled out of the negotiation in late May 2021. On 26 May 2021, Milan director of football Paolo Maldini confirmed that Donnarumma would leave Milan when his contract expired on 30 June. During his time with Milan, Donnarumma made 251 appearances for the club in all competitions, keeping 88 clean sheets, and played a key role in helping the club finish second in Serie A (and qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2014) in his final season. For his performances, Donnarumma was named Lega Serie A Best Goalkeeper. On 16 June 2021, Donnarumma agreed a five-year contract with Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), as reported by Fabrizio Romano and The Guardian. According to reports, PSG offered him a salary of €12 million per season. He passed his medical in Florence on 21 June.[59] On 15 July 2021, Donnarumma officially joined PSG and signed a five-year contract until 30 June 2026.

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These shin pads were worn by Donnarumma during the “Euro 2020” and they were exclusively released for him and never sold in shops. Apparently this style of shin pads were committed by Federico Bernardeschi for the whole team for the competition. While every player got one pair of these shin pads, however only few players decided to use them. For his performances throughout the competition, including keeping three clean sheets, making nine saves, and conceding only four goals in seven appearances, Donnarumma was named player of the tournament by UEFA, the first time a goalkeeper had won the award.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Italy vs Austria


Match Worn Unwashed & Signed Shirt


Barella Nicolò


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This shirt was worn by Nicolò Barella during the Euro round of 16’s game between Italy and Austria which took place in London, “Wembley Stadium” on June 26th 2021. Italy needed extra time to defeat Austria 2-1, surpassing its own 30-game unbeaten run set in 1939 and qualify for the quarterfinals of the tournament. The deadlock was broken in the 95th minute when substitute Federico Chiesa struck a beautiful left-footed strike into the bottom left corner before substitute Matteo Pessina found the other corner in the 105th minute to stretch the Azzurri’s lead. This victory also meant Italy has won its last 12th consecutive match. It was also Italy’s 31st game in a row without defeat, surpassing the record of 30 set by the team between 1935 and 1939 under Vittorio Pozzo. Italy advanced to the quarterfinal where it faced the winner of No. 1 ranked Belgium.The shirt was signed by barella and given after the game to a Charity organization whom we got it from.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Italy vs Belgium


Match Worn Kit


Verratti Marco


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This shirt was issued for Marco Verratti for the “Euro 2020” quarter-final game between Italy and Belgium which took place in Munich, “Allianz Arena”, on July 2nd 2021. Italy set up the semi-final match with Spain after edging an exhilarating tie the game with Belgium. All three goals in the Azzurri’s 2-1 came in the first half, with brilliant strikes from Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne opening up a two-goal lead. However, the deficit was halved just moments later after Romelu Lukaku converted from the penalty spot following a clumsy foul from Giovanni Di Lorenzo on teenager Jeremy Doku, who was a standout performer among some of the Belgium’s more established stars. Lukaku had two great opportunities to equalize in the second half, but some last-gasp Italian defending prevented the Inter Milan forward from getting a clean look at goal. Italy played with its back to the wall for much of the game, but Belgium’s lack of cutting edge up front meant that its veteran central defensive pairing of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci was rarely troubled. In June 2021, Marco Verratti was included in Italy’s squad for UEFA Euro 2020 by manager Roberto Mancini. After initially missing Italy’s first two group matches due to an injury to his right knee that he had sustained in training with Paris Saint-Germain on 8 May, he made his first appearance of the tournament in Italy’s final group match against Wales on 20 June, setting-up Matteo Pessina’s goal from a free-kick in the team’s 1–0 victory in Rome; the result allowed them to top their group. On 2 July, he assisted Italy’s opening goal of the match, scored by Nicolò Barella, in a 2–1 win over Belgium in the quarter-finals of the competition. On 11 July, in the final against England at Wembley Stadium, Verratti was involved in the equalising goal after his header was parried onto the post by keeper Jordan Pickford, allowing Leonardo Bonucci to score from the rebound; following a 1–1 draw after extra-time, Italy prevailed 3–2 in the penalty shootout, to win the tournament for the first time since 1968.[48] With a 93% passing accuracy and three assists throughout the tournament (having completed 401 out of 425 passes attempted), Verratti was named the top performer of Euro 2020 in the FedEx Performance Zone.

Verratti Marco


EURO 2020


Match Worn Shin Pads


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These shin pads were worn by Marco Verratti during the Euro 2020. They are carbon made and they were specifically made for him in a smaller size than regular shin pads and they were made by an Italian craftsman in order to perfectly fit his ankle’s shape. These kind of shin pads are made for professional players only and never sold in regular shops. Alongside with the player’s names they have all Euro 2020 group’s games printed on.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Italy vs Belgium


Team Pennant


ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Italy vs Spain


Match Worn Shirt


Chiellini Giorgio


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This shirt was worn by Giorgio Chiellini during the “Euro 2020” game between Italy and Spain which took place in London, “Wembley Stadium”, on July 6th 2021. In June 2021, Chiellini was included in Italy’s UEFA Euro 2020 squad. In their second group match against Switzerland in Rome on 16 June, he had a goal disallowed for an apparent handball and was later forced off in the first half due to injury; Italy won the match 3–0, allowing them to advance to the round of 16 of the tournament. He recovered from his injury and in the semi-final, Chiellini received considerable media attention for his antics on Spanish captain Jordi Alba during the draw for the penalty shootout. Italy beated Spain on penalties to reach the Euro 2020 final after an enthralling semi-final at a noisy Wembley.


ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Italy vs England


Match Worn Kit


Jorginho


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This shirt was issued for Jorginho for the “EURO 2020” Final game between England and Italy. The UEFA Euro 2020 Final was a football match that took place at Wembley Stadium in London, England, on 11 July 2021 to determine the winner of UEFA Euro 2020. It was the 16th final of the UEFA European Championship, a quadrennial tournament contested by the senior men’s national teams of the member associations of UEFA to decide the champions of Europe. Originally scheduled for 12 July 2020, the tournament had been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. In front of a crowd of 67,173, Italy won their second European Championship, beating final debutants England 3–2 in a penalty shoot-out following a 1–1 draw after extra time. England’s Luke Shaw opened the scoring in the second minute of the match, the fastest goal ever scored in a European Championship final, only for Leonardo Bonucci – who was later named the man of the match – to equalise midway through the second half. England had a 2–1 advantage in the shoot-out after two kicks each, only for their last three takers to miss, allowing Italy to come back and win 3–2. It was Italy’s first major title since the 2006 FIFA World Cup and their first European Championship since winning it on home soil in 1968; it put them level with France and only one title behind Spain and Germany. England became the third nation in the 21st century to lose the European Championship final on home soil after Portugal in 2004 and France in 2016. After the match, England’s unsuccessful penalty takers (Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka) were subjected to racial abuse on social media. The event was also marred by crowd disorder and incidents of violence before and after the game.

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As Jorginho holds both Italian and Brazilian citizenship, he was eligible to play for both the Italian and Brazilian national teams. In 2012, he was called up for the first time for Italy U21. In 2014, Jorginho expressed his desire to represent Italy rather than Brazil internationally, and he received his first call up to the Italy senior squad in March 2016, under manager Antonio Conte, for the team’s international friendlies against Spain and Germany. He made his international debut for Italy on 24 March, coming on as a last-minute substitute for Marco Parolo in a 1–1 draw against Spain at the Stadio Friuli in Udine. After initially being included in Conte’s preliminary 30-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016, on 31 May, Jorginho was later excluded from the final 23-man squad. In spite of his positive club form for Napoli, Jorginho was not initially called up to the Italian side under Conte’s successor, Gian Piero Ventura. Although rumours circled in the media regarding the possibility of Brazil’s coach Tite calling Jorginho up to his squad in autumn 2017, as he had not yet appeared for Italy in a competitive match, Jorginho denied rumours that he wanted to switch to the Brazilian national team. He later made his first competitive appearance for Italy under manager Ventura in a 0–0 home draw against Sweden on 13 November, in the second leg of the World Cup play-offs against Sweden, at the San Siro in Milan; however, Italy’s 1–0 away loss in the first leg on 10 November saw Sweden advance on aggregate, meaning that Italy had failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years. On 7 September 2018, in Italy’s first UEFA Nations League match at home to Poland in Bologna, Jorginho scored his first international goal from the penalty spot to secure a 1–1 draw. On 8 September 2019, he scored his second international goal, from the penalty spot once again, in a 2–1 away win over Finland, in a Euro 2020 qualifier. On 12 October, Jorginho scored his third international goal, once again from a penalty kick, in a 2–0 home win over Greece, which sealed Italy’s qualification for Euro 2020. He scored his fourth international goal from the penalty spot once again on 18 November, in a 9–1 home win over Armenia in Italy’s final Euro 2020 qualifier, also assisting Nicolò Zaniolo’s second goal during the match.In June 2021, he was included in Italy’s squad for UEFA Euro 2020 by manager Roberto Mancini. On 6 July, following a 1–1 draw after extra-time against Spain in the semi-final of the competition, Jorginho scored the decisive penalty kick in the resulting shoot-out to send Italy to the final; during the match, he completed a tournament high of eight interceptions. In the final on 11 July against England at Wembley Stadium, after a 1–1 draw following extra time, his spot-kick was saved in the penalty shootout by Jordan Pickford, but Italy would go on to win 3–2 in the shootout. Throughout the touranement, he covered the most ground of any player (86.6 km in total),[59] made the most recoveries alongside alongside Manuel Akanji (46), and completed the second most passes of any player after Aymeric Laporte (497 out of 529 attempted, with a 93% passing accuracy);[61] he also won the most fouls (19) and made the most interceptions (25) of any other player, breaking Marcel Desailly’s record of 24 interceptions in a single tournment from UEFA Euro 1996, since these statistics first began to be recorded at UEFA Euro 1980.For his performances, he was included in the team of the tournament.


Jorginho


EURO 2020


Match Worn Shin Pads


Did you Know?

These shin pads were worn by Jorginho during the Euro 2020. They are custom made for the player following his shin shapes. Indeed the two pads are different from each other due a different shape of player’s shin and ankle. The story behind these pads is that Federico Bernardeschi just before the Euro 2020 competition gifted every player of Italy Team of a pair of custom shin pads made by the same craftsman that usually makes his shin pads. Indeed these shin pads are hand made in Italy and especially designed for players only. Alongside with player’s name they have painted the Italy National team crest, the Euro 2020 logo and the match details of the group stage’s games.

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The same shin pads were also used by Jorginho for the European Super Cup Final between Chelsea and Villarreal which took place in Belfast, “National Football Stadium” at Windsor Park, on August 11th 2021. Chelsea won to the penalty kicks and Jorginho scored his penalty, and right after the game Jorginho during an interview said that he wanted to use the same pair of shin pads he used for the Euro 2020 because they brought him good luck and because he always wants to represent his country somehow when he plays.


EURO 2020


Italy vs England


Match Used Ball


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This ball has been used during the Uefa “Euro 2020” Final between Italy and England. The ball, released By Adidas, is called “Uniforia Finale” and it was used in the the last three games of the competition, the two semi-finals, Italy vs Spain and England vs Denmark, as well as the final. Based on the regular look of the Uniforia, the Euro 2020 Final’s ball is silver metallic instead of white. The other parts of the ball like the graphics are similar to the standard EURO 2020 football.
Tech-wise, the Adidas Uniforia Euro 2020 Finals London Ball is the same as the Adidas Uniforia 2020 ball. The balls used in the game have the match details printed on. One printing says “ITA v ENG – FINAL” while the second one says “11 JULY 2021 – LONDON”.

Acerbi Francesco


EURO 2020


Italy vs England


Match Issued Boots


Did you Know?

These boots were issued for Francesco Acerbi for the “EURO 2020” Final between England and Italy which took place in London, “Wembley Stadium” on July 11th 2021. A hard-tackling and physically imposing left-footed defender, with good technique and ball-playing ability on the ground, Acerbi is considered to be one of the best Serie A and Italian defenders in circulation. He often plays as a left–sided centre-back in either a three or four–man back–line, and is known for his defensive consistency, charismatic personality, and leadership as a footballer, as well as his ability to carry the ball out from the back. A tall and physically powerful centre-back, although he lacks significant pace, his strength, reading of the game, and timing allows him to excel in physical duels with his opponents, while his height and heading ability also make him effective in winning aerial challenges, and also allow him to contribute offensively to his team with additional goals. Acerbi has been capped once for the Italy under-20 Lega Pro representative team at the first match of 2008–09 Mirop Cup, losing to Hungary. On 10 August 2012, Acerbi received his first senior team call-up from Cesare Prandelli. He made his senior debut for Italy under Antonio Conte, on 18 November 2014, in a 1–0 friendly win over Albania in Genoa, playing the full 90 minutes. He played his first competitive match for Italy under Roberto Mancini, on 8 September 2019, in a 2–1 away win over Finland in a Euro 2020 qualifier. His first senior goal for Italy came on 15 November, in a 3–0 away win over Bosnia and Herzegovina, in a Euro 2020 qualifier. In June 2021, he was included in Italy’s squad for UEFA Euro 2020. In Italy’s second group match against Switzerland in Rome on 16 June, Acerbi made his first appearance of the tournament, coming on for the injured Giorgio Chiellini in the first half of an eventual 3–0 victory, which allowed his side to advance to the knock-out stages. On 26 June, he started and assisted the match-winning goal, scored by Matteo Pessina, in extra-time of a 2–1 win over Austria in the round of 16. On 11 July, Acerbi won the European Championship with Italy following a 3–2 penalty shoot-out victory over England at Wembley Stadium in the final, after a 1–1 draw in extra-time.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Team’s Neck Tie


Mancini Roberto


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This is the official Italy National team’s neck tie made for the team for the Uefa “Euro 2020” and given to Roberto Mancini. Mancini succeeded caretaker Luigi Di Biagio on 14 May 2018 as manager of the Italy national team. He signed an incentive-based contract, which would run until 2020, extended automatically to 2022 if Italy was to qualify for Euro 2020. Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup under Gian Piero Ventura after a play-off defeat to Sweden six months earlier. It was the first time Italy had failed to qualify for a tournament since the 1958 FIFA World Cup. Mancini shaped the national team differently. Three of his assistants, Alberico Evani, Attilio Lombardo and Fausto Salsano, played successfully with him at Sampdoria in the 1990s, as well as Gianluca Vialli. Vialli joined as head of delegation in October 2019 after fighting pancreatic cancer. Mancini’s team did not include only players from the big teams based in Milan, Rome or Turin. Out of the 26 players, nobody grew up the big metropolises. Half of them came from villages with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants: 10 from the north of Italy, 7 from the middle, and 9 from the south. On 28 May 2018, Italy won their first match under Mancini, a 2–1 victory in a friendly over Saudi Arabia. On 12 October 2019, Italy qualified for Euro 2020 with three matches to spare after a 2–0 home win over Greece. On 15 October, with a 5–0 away win over Liechtenstein, Italy won its ninth consecutive match under Mancini, equalling the record set by Vittorio Pozzo between 1938 and 1939. Italy won all of their Euro 2020 qualifying matches in Group J, and set an unprecedented record of 10 victories in a single calendar year in 2019. In May 2021, Mancini’s contract with the Italian national team was extended until June 2026. In June 2021, Italy was the only team in UEFA Euro 2020 to win all three group stage matches without conceding a goal; Italy had the best goal difference, the most shots, and the most attempted through-balls at the tournament. On 26 June 2021, with a 2–1 win over Austria, Mancini led Italy to a record 31-match unbeaten streak, surpassing the 30-match streak set by Pozzo. On 11 July, Mancini led Italy to a 3–2 victory on penalties over England in the final of the tournament at Wembley Stadium, following a 1–1 draw after extra-time; this was Italy’s second European Championship title after 1968. On 5 September 2021, Mancini led Italy to their 36th unbeaten match, surpassing the world record of 35 set by Brazil and Spain. The unbeaten run was extended to 37 matches three days later with a 5–0 home win over Lithuania, but the streak was ended the following month with a 2–1 home loss to Spain in the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League A semi-finals. On 10 October, Italy went on to win the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League bronze medal following a 2–1 home victory over Belgium.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Player’s Winner Tribute Shirt


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This shirt was worn by the Italy National Team’s players to celebrate the triumph in the Euro 2020 competition. It was especially made by the team’s supplier Puma and it has all the players printed signatures on front and the printing “CAMPIONI” (Champions) on the back. It was worn right after the game by all the players and also during the celebration when they went back to Italy.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Training Used Ball


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This ball was used by the Italian National team during all the Uefa “Euro 2020” training sessions. The ball is different from game’s balls because it has the “ITA” printing on it that means that it was given to the Italy Team. All teams got their own ball with the team’s initials printed on. 

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Winners Wine Bottle 


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This bottle of “Ampio delle Mortelle 2017” wine was gifted by Giorgio Chiellini to all his Italy National team mates and staff members to celebrate the “Euro 2020” win. The bottle has an extra “11 Luglio 2021 – Campioni d’Europa” engraving under the label that makes it an authentic collectible.