Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Light wear
Size: Adult's Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 43-45 Inches / 109-114 CM
Colour: Blue, red - white - green trim
Material: 55% Polyester 45% Cotton
Seasons: 1990/1991 & 1991/1992
Official Diadora Italy home long sleeve football shirt from the 1990/91 international season.
This is the rare 'player issue' version of the jersey, not available for general purchase and made available to players only. It features a machine stitched crest, made from 55% polyester and 45% cotton in Italy, no Diadora logo on chest, long sleeve not commercially available to this specification.
Condition of this original football jersey is 8/10 - Excellent. Light wear (see photos).
Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
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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