Team facts: Italy

Italy have an impressive U21 record
Italy have an impressive U21 record ©Getty Images

Italy

Tournament record
2017: semi-finals
2015:
group stage
2013:
runners-up
2011:
play-offs
2009:
semi-finals
2007: group stage
2006: group stage
2004: winners
2002: semi-finals
2000: winners
1998: did not qualify
1996:
winners
1994: winners
1992: winners
1990: semi-finals
1988: quarter-finals
1986: runners-up
1984: semi-finals
1982: quarter-finals
1980: quarter-finals
1978: quarter-finals

Biggest wins
Final tournament 
4-0: Italy v Israel, 08/06/13
Group stage, Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv

Qualifying 
8-1: Italy v Wales, 05/09/03
Qualifying group stage, Stadio Fortunato, Pavia
7-0
twice, most recently v Liechtenstein, 06/09/12
Qualifying group stage, Stadio Ceravolo, Catanzaro

Heaviest defeats
Final tournament
 
3-1 four times, most recently v Spain, 27/06/17
Semi-final, Cracovia Stadium, Krakow

Qualifying
6-0: Norway v Italy, 05/06/91
Qualifying group stage, Stavanger Stadion, Stavanger