• 1994 Italy Home World Cup Football Shirt R.Baggio #10 (XL)

  • 1994 Italy Home World Cup Football Shirt R.Baggio #10 (XL)
  • 1994 Italy Home World Cup Football Shirt R.Baggio #10 (XL)
  • 1994 Italy Home World Cup Football Shirt R.Baggio #10 (XL)
  • 1994 Italy Home World Cup Football Shirt R.Baggio #10 (XL)
  • 1994 Italy Home World Cup Football Shirt R.Baggio #10 (XL)
  • 1994 Italy Home World Cup Football Shirt R.Baggio #10 (XL)

1994 Italy Home World Cup Football Shirt R.Baggio #10 (XL)

£249.95 GBP

 Condition: 9/10 Superb

Size: Adult’s Extra Large

Chest Measurement: 43-45 Inches / 109-114 CM

Manufacturer: Diadora

Colour: Blue, red - green - white trim

Material: Polyester

Seasons: 1994

Player: Roberto Baggio

Patches: N/A

Official Diadora Italy home football shirt from the 1994 international tournament. Complete with R.Baggio #10 on the front and back of the shirt in official flock lettering.

Although this jersey template was first used at the beginning of the 1993/94 international season, this name & number design was first displayed at the 1994 World Cup.

Condition of this original football jersey is 9/10 – Superb (see photos). 

Roberto Baggio was the cornerstone of the Italy team during the 1994 FIFA World Cup, wearing the number 10 jersey, and leading them to the final after a disappointing start. The Italy manager, Arrigo Sacchi, had been criticised for excluding key players and for being unable to decide on a specific formation, as well as Baggio's role (striker, trequartista/playmaker or second forward/rifinitore. Baggio eventually ended up playing as a forward, but in a free "fantasista" role.)

In the disappointing first match against Ireland, Italy were defeated 1-0. Baggio was not yet at his best in this match since he was recovering from an injury to his Achilles tendon, although he attempted several assists for his team-mates, who were also criticised by the Italian press for not supporting Baggio enough when he retreated into the midfield or onto the wings to pick up the ball and try to create attacking plays for Italy.

In the second match against Norway, he seemed more inspired, creating chances and almost scoring a goal in the opening minutes, however Italy goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca was sent off for handling the ball outside the area. Luca Marchegiani was brought in to replace him, and Arrigo Sacchi decided to take off Baggio, in what produced an outcry amidst the fans. Baggio later stated in an interview that Sacchi was "crazy." Italy however managed to win the match 1-0.

Baggio had difficulty getting into their third match in the group stage, as Italy drew 1-1 against Mexico, finishing in third place in their group. They however managed to advance to the knock-out stages as the best third-place team.

Baggio re-found his form in the knockout stages however, and scored five memorable goals, starting every match from the beginning. He scored two in the round of 16 to beat Nigeria (scoring with a low drive placed into the bottom left corner, from just inside the right half of the penalty area, with 2 minutes left of the game sending it into extra time. He then scored another goal from a penalty in extra time, after setting up Antonio Benarrivo with a lobbed pass, who was then fouled in the area).

Baggio scored another goal in the quarter-finals to top Spain (the game winner with 3 minutes remaining, assisted by Signori. He dribbled past and jumped over the goalkeeper, scoring off-balance from a tight angle). He had also previously assisted Dino Baggio's goal.

He scored two more goals to beat Bulgaria in the semi-finals; the first was after a throw-in on the far left side of the pitch in the opposition half. Baggio controlled the ball, beat two players and curled the ball from outside the area, past the keeper, into the bottom right corner. The second was a half volley from a tight angle, inside the area, on the right-hand side of the goal, assisted by Albertini with a lobbed throughball.

Baggio was not fully fit for the final against Brazil, after pulling his hamstring in the semi-final although he still tested Claudio Taffarel and was able to set up a few chances for his team mates. The match ended 0–0 after extra time; he took Italy's last penalty in the resulting shoot-out, but his kick went over the cross-bar and the Brazilians won the title in what would be remembered as one of the most upsetting moments in World Cup History. Two other Italians, Franco Baresi and Daniele Massaro, had already missed penalties.

Baggio finished tied for second in the tournament in goals scored and was named one of the top three players, also being elected to be part of the team of the tournament. Baggio finished runner up for the Ballon d'Or and in 3rd place for the FIFA World Player that year.

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