Thursday 29 June 2017

Great Italy failures

They may have won the World Cup four times, but Italian football has had its fair share of disastrous moments too:

1966: World Cup squad pelted with rotten tomatoes after North Korea hand them first-round exit.

1988: Serie A stars humiliated 4-0 by Zambia at the Seoul Olympics.

1996: First-round exit from Euro '96 after Gianfranco Zola's missed penalty and Roberto Baggio's shock omission.

2005: AC Milan surrender three-goal lead to Liverpool in the Champions League final.

2006: Juventus, Milan, Fiorentina and Lazio all punished for their part in a conspiracy to influence referees. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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