• Ten pivotal moments in European qualifying

    Ten pivotal moments in European qualifying

    After 260 games across qualifying Europe, the nine sides headed for Brazil 2014 and the eight going into the play-offs have been decided, but in which games were their paths decided? FIFA.com investigates.
  • Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream

    Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream

    The final group-stage matchday for Brazil 2014 in Europe saw Bosnia-Herzegovina create history as England, Russia and Spain also achieved their qualification goal, while Iceland are among the eight teams vying for four spots in the play-offs.
FIFA.com profiles Italy's qualification hopes for Brazil 2014 and highlights the star players, the coach and the country's footballing history.
  • Italy's Lorenzo Insigne fights for the ball with Armenia's Hrayr Mkoyan
  • Italy's defender Ignazio Abate (R) controls the ball next to Armenia's Gevorg Ghazaryan
  • Armenia's Karlen Mkhitaryan (C) kicks the ball in front of Italy's Riccardo Montolivo (R) and Leonardo Bonucci (L)
  • Armenia's Yura Movsisyan (L) celebrates with teammates
  • Daniel Agger of Denmark (R) and Alberto Gilardinoi of Italy #11 compete for the ball
  • Italy players celebrate
  • Andrea Pirlo (L) of Italy in action against Libor Kozak of Czech Republic
  • Italian players celebrate
  • Alberto Gilardino of Italy celebrates scoring the first goal during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier group B match between Italy and Bulgaria

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RankingTeam+/- Pts Sep 2014
11 Portugal0Equal
12 Chile0Equal
13 Italy1Up
14 Greece-1Down
15 Costa Rica0Equal


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