Italy played a safe (may we say boring?) set of games in Group B to qualify top of the group. They defeated Sweden 1-0, then drew 0-0 against both Uruguay and Israel. However, they hit their straps after the Group stage, defeating hosts Mexico 4-1 in the Quarter Finals, and then West Germany 4-3 AET in the Semi Finals. In the semi-final Italy took the lead after 7 minutes, only to see West Germany draw equal in injury time. There were then 5 goals in extra time.
In the Final Brazil were too good, defeating the Italians 4-1.
Italian scorers: Riva (3), Rivera (2), Boninsegna (2), Domenghini, Burgnich + 1 own goal (Peņa, Mexico)
|129. Enrico Albertosi||130. Mario Bertini||131. Tarcisio Burgnich||132. Mario Corso||133. Giancarlo De Sisti||134. Angelo Domenghini|
|135. Giacinto Facchetti||136. Sandro Mazzola||137. Claudio Merlo||138. Peirino Prati||139. Giorgio Puia||140. Luigi Riva|
|141. Gianni Rivera||142. Roberto Rosato||143. Sandro Salvadore||144. Dino Zoff|
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