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Sports in Italy
Author: Niket Gandhi

Football:
It is one of the most cherished games in Italy and Italians take it very seriously it is by far their most popular sport.

The Italian national team has won 4 football FIFA World Championships only to bettered by Brazil that has one won 5. The Italians or the Azzurris as they are also known last won it in 2006 when they beat France 5-3 in penalties after 1-1 draw at full time.
Italy has also hosted the cup twice most recently in 1990.

The Serie-A is the name of the professional league of football in Italy. It is one the elite leagues of club football and has the highest number of wins in the European Championship. In total Italian clubs have won the competition 11 times reaching the finals 25 times.

Juventus, A.C Milan and Inter Milan are one of the most popular clubs worldwide all are from Italy. In the present season of Serie-A Inter Milan leads by a large gap of 9 points over Juventus and 11 points over city rival A.C Milan.

Italy has also got many Italian footballers representing clubs in other countries.


Motor Sports:
Being the home to Ferrari ,Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo , Maserati Italy has also been witness to the great motor sporting events taking place. The Italian Grand Prix and Rosso Corsa that is open only to Italian car manufacturers are 2 of the many Automobile races happening in Italy.

Motorcycle Racing:
The home of Ducati, Benelli, MV Agusta and Mondial Italy is the leader in Motorcycle Racing. Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi are the top leaders in Motorcycle Racing and both hail from Italy. It is no surprise that these races are one of the most-watched events on the Italian television.





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