Condition: 9/10 Superb. Size label removed from the collar
Size: Adult's Extra Large (slim fitting)
Chest Measurement: 39-41 Inches / 99-103 CM
Colour: Blue, red - white - green trim
Material: 100% Acrylic
Seasons: 1985/1986 - 1987/1988
Official Diadora Italy home football shirt from the 1985/86 international season.
Although Italy wore this jersey design for a number of years up until 1992, this earlier version made with acrylic material was only manufactured from 1985 to 1988. This version of the jersey was manufactured alongside the polyester / acetate version throughout this 1985-1988 period.
Condition of this original football jersey is 9/10 - Superb. Size label removed from the collar (see photos).
1986 also led to Bearzot's departure, with Azeglio Vicini appointed in his place. New coach conceded a chance to young players, such as Ciro Ferrara and Gianluca Vialli: Sampdoria striker scored goals that gave Italy 1988 European Championship pass. He was also shown like Altobelli's possibly successor, having his same goal attitude. Both forwards stroke the target in Germany, where Soviet Union defeated azzurri in semi-finals.
Italy hosted the World Cup for the second time in 1990. The Italian attack featured talented forwards Salvatore Schillaci and a young Roberto Baggio. Italy played nearly all of their matches in Rome and did not concede a single goal in their first five matches, however, Italy lost in the semi-final to defending champion Argentina in Naples, losing 4–3 on penalty kicks following a 1–1 draw after extra time.
Schillaci's first half opener was equalised in the second half by Claudio Caniggia's header for Argentina. Aldo Serena missed the final penalty kick (with Roberto Donadoni also having his penalty saved by goalkeeper Sergio Goycochea). Italy went on to defeat England 2–1 in the third place match in Bari, with Schillaci scoring the winning goal on a penalty to become the tournament's top scorer with six goals.
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