Condition: 8/10 Excellent. A couple of small pulls on the sleeve. One tiny hole on the chest. A few small light bobbles & pulls on the front and rear
Size: Adult's Medium
Chest Measurement: 39-41 Inches / 99-103 CM
Colour: Blue, white trim
Official Nike Italy football shirt from the 1998/99 international season.
Condition of this original football jersey is 8/10 - Excellent. A couple of small pulls on the sleeve. One tiny hole on the chest. A few small light bobbles & pulls on the front and rear (see photos).
Italy did not progress beyond the group stage at the finals of Euro 96. Having defeated Russia 2–1 but lost to the Czech Republic by the same score, Italy required a win to be sure of progressing. Gianfranco Zola failed to convert a decisive penalty in a 0–0 draw against Germany, who eventually won the tournament [playing in the finals repeat of the group stage opening game between Germany and Czech Republic].
Then, during the qualifying campaign for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the Azzurri beat England at Wembley for the second time with Zola scoring the only goal. In the final tournament, Italy found themselves in another critical shootout for the third World Cup in a row.
The Italian side, where Del Piero and Baggio renewed the controversial staffetta(relay) between Mazzola and Rivera from 1970, held the eventual World Champions and host team France to a 0–0 draw after extra time in the quarterfinals, but lost 4–3 in the shootout. With two goals scored in this tournament, Roberto Baggio is still the only Italian player to have scored in three different FIFA World Cup editions.
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