Italy

When a European Championship semifinal was decided by a coin toss

This day in football history On 5 June 1968, a coin toss sent hosts Italy into the European Championship final over the Soviet Union. Italy went on to win the final in a replay. Only four teams — Italy, the Soviet Union, England, and Yugoslavia — participated in the tournament. The two semifinal matches were played on the same day, with …

When Juventus played their first match

This day in football history On 11 March 1900, Juventus played their first competitive match, losing 0–1 to Torinese. It was one of only four matches for them that season. Founded in November 1897, at approximately the same time the first Italian league contests began, Juventus were not admitted to the league until three years later. …

When Juventus played their first match

This day in football history On 11 March 1900, Juventus played their first competitive match, losing 0–1 to Torinese. It was one of only four matches for them that season. Founded in November 1897, at approximately the same time the first Italian league contests began, Juventus were not admitted to the league until three years later. At …

The founding of Inter

This day in football history Inter’s founding members On 9 March 1908, a group of players from the Milan Cricket and Football Club (now known as AC Milan), unhappy with the club’s restrictions on foreign players, formed their own club which they named Football Club Internazionale Milano. Inter has since become one of Italy’s most decorated clubs, …

The founding of Inter

This day in football history Inter’s founding members On 9 March 1908, a group of players from the Milan Cricket and Football Club (now known as AC Milan), unhappy with the club’s restrictions on foreign players, formed their own club which they named Football Club Internazionale Milano. Inter has since become one of Italy’s most decorated clubs, …