Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult’s Large
Chest Measurement: 40-42 Inches / 100-106 CM
Colour: White, blue - red - green trim
Official Diadora Italy training football shirt from the 1993/94 international season.
Condition of this original football shirt is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. All names, numbers and patches are all also in superb condition. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
At the 1994 World Cup in the United States, Italy started very slowly but reached the final. They lost the opening match against Ireland 0–1 at the Giants Stadium near New York City, this being the only match Italy would lose (not counting games lost after shootout) over the span of three World Cup finals from 1990 to 1998 and one only of five games they have lost in regular time since 1988 in either a Euro or World Cup.
After a gritty 1–0 win against Norway in New York City and a 1–1 draw with Mexico at the RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., Italy advanced from Group E based on goals scored among the four teams tied on points. During their Round of 16 match at the Foxboro Stadium near Boston, Italy was down 0–1 late against Nigeria, but Roberto Baggio, ultimately the player who was mostly responsible for getting the Italian squad as far as they got, came to the rescue with a splendid equalizer in the 88th minute and a penalty in extra time to snatch the win.
Baggio scored another late goal against Spain at their quarter-final match in Boston to seal a 2–1 win and two beautifully taken goals against Bulgaria in their semi-final match in New York City for another 2–1 win. In the final, which took place in Los Angeles's Rose Bowl stadium 2,700 miles (4,320 km) and three time zones away from the Atlantic Northeast part of the United States where they had played all their previous matches, Italy, who had 24 hours less rest than Brazil, played 120 minutes of scoreless football, taking the match to a penalty shootout. Italy lost the subsequent shootout 3–2 after Baggio, who had been playing with the aid of a pain-killing injection and a heavily bandaged hamstring, missed the final penalty kick of the match, shooting over the crossbar.
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