Roberto Ricca sets the record straight on England-Italy matches and
>head-to-head games. One of them doesn't exist anymore (USSR - won
>four times, lost two and won all of the three official meetings).
>I let the reader guess which is the other team, that not only has a
>better record than us, but it won all the games and didn't allow us
>any goal (hint: just one game in Middlesbourough -sp?- 1966).
Be Nameless (AKA - Italy's greatest humilation), Italy has a losing
record with Uruguay and East Germany (I think we disagree on the last
one because I saw that you were wondering on one the score of a game
in E.Berlin...I think it was 2-0 for E. Germany and you think it was
2-2...perhaps someone can clarify this - the games was held in 1969...)
That's not bad, though. A losing record against only 4 countries. And
against the other "Big Four" countries, we are comfortably ahead of
Germany, way out in front of Argentina, and dead even with Brasil.
Not too shabby...especially for a team that doesn't take friendlies
I hope it continues this summer.