UEFA Euro 2012: Italy's major trophies

May, 27, 2012
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UEFA Euro 2012, one of soccer's top international competitions, kicks off June 8. In anticipation of this eagerly awaited event, Playbook is teaming up with ESPN FC to offer sights and other delights from each participating nation.

Italy is one of world football's great powers. So naturally, the Azzurri have lifted many major trophies -- including four from the World Cup (ranking second in Cup history), and one from the European Championships.

Here are those five:

Fabio CannavaroPatrik Stollarz/Getty ImagesDefender Fabio Cannavaro lifts the trophy after the Azzurri beat France for the 2006 World Cup title.
ItalyGetty ImagesClaudio Gentile, left, and Dino Zoff hold the trophy after beating West Germany in the 1982 World Cup final.
Giacinto FacchettiAP PhotoCaptain Giacinto Facchetti holds the trophy after a 2-0 win over Yugoslavia to capture Euro 1968.
ItalyAP PhotoManager Vittorio Pozzo and his team celebrate their second World Cup victory, this one in 1938.
ItalyAP PhotoThe first one came in 1934, after which the team hoisted a happy Pozzo like a trophy himself.
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Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).

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