Ten iconic Italy-France moments
1. Piola executes the World Cup hosts - 1938
Before the 1938 World Cup, no host country had failed to win the tournament, and many belittled Italy’s boasts of being world champions due to having had home advantage in 1934. But in the finals in France, they had Silvio Piola on their side, and the Azzurri striker would be christened the ‘Borreau des Francais’ - ‘the Executioner of the French’ - after his double in the quarter-final saw off the hosts on the way to a second successive title for Vittorio Pozzo’s side. Only Brazil have managed to match the feat in 16 tournaments since.