Second, they say, is nowhere. But pretty much every other footballing nation would gladly swap their World Cup record for Italy's.
As second only to Brazil, Italy have won the World Cup four times. They've also reached two more finals and won the European Championship in 1968.
Old school Italy was all about 'catenaccio' – the grinding out of 1-0 wins as part of a culture that celebrated the dark arts of defensive football as epitomised by the ruthlessly brilliant Franco Baresi.
But the modern Italy is more progressive than pragmatic, willing to accommodate the mavericks of this world, such as Mario Balotelli.
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