In 2006, the Italian National Team accomplished something that most nations could only dream of—winning their fourth World Cup Trophy in dramatic fashion against France.
Unfortunately, the win would not be replicated with a stunning encore, as the 2010 World Cup was one of the darkest for the Azzurri. They failed even to make it out of the group stage despite being pitted against Paraguay, Slovakia and New Zealand.
With the 2014 World Cup in Brazil just around the corner, let's take a look at some of the most memorable moments from the last time Italy hoisted the most important trophy in world football.
NOTE: Matches in chronological order.