Also labelled as “Nazionale Cadetti” by the Press, and “Nazionale Giovani” or “Nazionale Primavera” by FIGC (Italian Federation). 06.04.1942 Torino Italy U.23 Hungary U.23 3-0 Stadio Comunale 06.01.1943 Padova Italy U.23 Croatia U.23 0-0 Stadio S.Appiani 08.04.1951 Palermo Italy U.23 Greece A 3-0* Stadio la Favorita 06.05.1951 Istanbul Turkey XI Italy U.23 0-0* Mithat Paşa Stadi 11.11.1951 Cairo Egypt A Italy U.23 3-0* Al-Gezira Stadium 24.02.1952 Napoli Italy U.23 Turkey XI 1-0* Stadio Vomero 26.10.1952 Bari Italy U.23 Egypt A 6-1* Stadio Vittoria 26.04.1953 Athens Greece A Italy U.23 0-0* Stadion A.Nikolaidis 20.01.1954 Bologna Italy U.23 England U.23 3-0 Stadio Comunale 13.04.1954 Bologna Italy U.23(1) W.Germany U.23(2) 3-1 Stadio Comunale 19.05.1854 Firenze Italy U.23 Hungary U.23 2-2 Stadio Comunale 13.10.1954 Genova Italy U.23 Switzerland U.23 3-1 Stadio Marassi 11.11.1954 Vicenza Italy U.23 France”Espoirs” 1-3 Stadio R.Menti 19.01.1955 London England U.23 Italy U.23 5-1 Stamford Bridge 29.03.1955 München W.Germany U.23(2) Italy U.23(1) 1-2 Grünwalder Stadion 11.11.1956 Marseille France “Espoirs” Italy U.23 0-3 Stade Vélodrome 15.05.1958 Gzira Malta A Italy U.23 1-1 Imperial Stadium 08.11.1958 Bologna Italy U.23 Bulgaria U.23 2-1 Stadio Comunale 01.03.1959 Madrid Spain U.23 Italy U.23 0-0 Estadio S.Bernabéu 07.05.1959 Milano Italy U.23 England U.23 0-3 Stadio San Siro 13.03.1960 Palermo Italy U.23 Spain U.23 3-0 Stadio la Favorita 02.11.1960 Newcastle England U.23 Italy U.23 1-1 St.James’ Park 11.12.1960 Sofia Bulgaria U.23 Italy U.23 4-4 Stadion V.Levski 20.12.1967 Nottingham England U.23 Italy U.23 1-0 City Ground 25.05.1968 Trieste Italy U.23 England U.23 1-1 Stadio Valmaura 16.10.1968 Genova Italy U.23 France U.23 0-1+ Stadio Marassi 26.03.1969 Brescia Italy U.23 North.Ireland U.23 2-1 Stadio M.Rigamonti 16.04.1969 Grenoble France U.23 Italy U.23 2-0+ Stade C.Berty 30.10.1969 Sabadell Spain U.23 Italy U.23 2-0+ Estadi Creu Alta 19.02.1970 Genova Italy U.23 Spain U.23 1-0+ Stadio Marassi 01.11.1970 Varese Italy U.23 Austria U.23 3-1# Stadio F.Ossola 17.02.1971 Bari Italy U.23 Israel A 2-0 Stadio Vittoria 10.06.1971 Udine Italy U.23 Sweden U.23 1-0# Stadio Moretti 10.10.1971 Växjö Sweden U.23 Italy U.23 4-1# Värendsvallen 21.11.1971 Klagenfurt Austria U.23 Italy U.23 2-1# Wörtherseestadion 01.03.1972 Tel Aviv Israel A Italy U.23 0-1 Bloomfield Stadium 22.10.1972 Verona Italy U.23 Switzerland B 1-1 Stadio M.Bentegodi 14.01.1973 Ankara Turkey U.23 Italy U.23 1-3# 19 Mayis Stadi 24.02.1973 Palermo Italy U.23 Turkey U.23 1-0# Stadio la Favorita 29.03.1973 Lisboa Portugal U.23 Italy U.23 1-0 Estádio do Restelo 21.10.1973 St.Gallen Switzerland B Italy U.23 1-1 Stadion Espenmoos 27.02.1974 Taranto Italy U.23 E.Germany U.23 0-1# Stadio E.Jacovone 17.04.1974 Magdeburg E.Germany U.23 Italy U.23 2-1# E.Grube Stadion 29.09.1974 Cesena Italy U.23 Yugoslavia U.23 2-2 Stadio la Fiorita 19.11.1974 s’Hertogenbosch Netherlands U.23 Italy U.23 3-2# de Vliert 16.04.1975 Novi Sad Yugoslavia U.23 Italy U.23 0-0 Stadion Karađorđe 05.06.1975 Pescara Italy U.23 Finland U.23 3-0# Stadio Adriatico 28.09.1975 Helsinki Finland U.23 Italy U.23 2-3# Pallokenttä 27.10.1975 London Chelsea FC Italy U.23 0-0§ Stamford Bridge 14.01.1976 Roma Italy U.23 Netherlands U.23 1-1# Stadio Olimpico 02.07.1991 Athens Turkey U.23 Italy U.23 2-0° 04.07.1991 Athens Italy U.23 Egypt U.23 1-0° 17.06.1993 Perpignan Italy U.23 Morocco U.23 2-0° Stade J.Laffon 19.06.1993 Perpignan Italy U.23 Slovenia U.23 2-1° Stade J.Laffon 24.06.1993 Nîmes Algeria U.23 Italy U.23 1-0° Les Costières 26.06.1993 Nîmes France U.23 Italy U.23 2-1° Les Costières 19.06.1997 Foggia Italy U.23 Albania U.23 4-0° Stadio P.Zaccheria 21.06.1997 Andria Italy U.23 Yugoslavia U.23 0-0° Stadio degli Ulivi 23.06.1997 Lecce Italy U.23 Spain U.23 2-0° Stadio Via del Mare 25.06.1997 Bari Italy U.23 Turkey U.23 5-1° Stadio San Nicola (1) : Northern Selection (2) : Southern Selection * : Mediterranean Cup 1950/53, won by Italy. According to the odd rules of this Tournament, Italy fielded a Team of U.23 players (with a maximum number of three over age,in each Match), where the under 23 age was referred to the date of the establishment of the Tnmt (May 1st, 1948) and not to the starting date (year 1950). It was, realistically, a B Team. However, it is here listed as U.23, to distinguish it from the B Team (without restriction), which played during the same years against other foreign Teams. + : Latin Cup for U.23 Teams (France, Spain and Italy), won by France. # : UEFA U.23 Championship. 1970 and 1971 Matches valid for the first Edition, won by Czechoslovakia. 1973 and 1974 (until April) Matches valid for the second Edition, won by Hungary. 1974 (November), 1975 and 1976 Matches valid for the third Edition, won by Soviet Un. ° : Mediterranean Games. 1991 Matches valid for the XI Edition, won by Greece. 1993 Matches valid for the XII Edition, won by Turkey. 1997 Matches valid for the XIII Edition, won by Italy. Italy participated to the XI Edition of the Games, with a rearranged Mil.Team, which had just won the XXXIV Edition of the Military World Championship. § : Prince Philip Cup. In many Sources ("Almanacco Panini" and others): a. most of the above-quoted “U.23” Matches, from years 1942 to 1960, are listed in Italy "U.21” Team’s Matches b. the above-quoted “U.23” Matches, from year 1969 to the end (1997),are listed in Italy “B” Team’s Matches. Both of them (a. and b. criteria) are not strictly correct.
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