Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult's Large
Chest Measurement: 41-43 Inches / 103-109 CM
Colour: Blue, white - red - green trim
Official Puma Italy home long sleeve football shirt from the 2012/13 international season.
Condition of this vintage football jersey is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collection of your own.
Italy started their Euro 2012 campaign with a 1–1 draw to current reigning European and World champions Spain. Following this they met Croatia and were also held to a 1–1 draw. They finished second in their Group behind Spain by beating the Republic of Ireland 2–0, which earned them a quarter-final match against the winners of group D, England.
After a mostly one-sided affair in which Italy failed to take their chances, they managed to best England on penalty kicks, even though they were down early in the shootout. A save by the keeper, Gianluigi Buffon, put them ahead, after a daring chip shot from Andrea Pirlo boosted their spirits. Prandelli's side won the shootout 4–2.
In their next game, the first semi final of the competition, they faced a strong Germany team who were tipped by many to be the next European champions. However two first-half goals by Mario Balotelli saw Germany sent home, and the Italians went through to the finals to face the title defenders Spain national football team.
In the final, however, they were unable to repeat their earlier performance against Spain, and fell 4–0 to decisively lose the championship. Already overmatched by a powerful Spanish side, Prandelli's men were further undone by the bad luck of injuries which left them playing with 10 men for the last half-hour, as substitute Thiago Motta was forced to go off after all three substitutions had been made. Although a disappointing defeat, it was still an achievement to reach Italy's first major cup tournament final appearance of the 2010 decade, especially given their disappointing result at the World Cup two years prior.
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