Ranking Italy's 10 Greatest World Cup Central Defenders

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Ranking Italy's 10 Greatest World Cup Central Defenders
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Italy has long been home to some of the finest defenders on the planet, a renowned source of gritty stoppers and classy sweepers.

While the recent selection of the all-time greatest World Cup XI in Azzurri history provided much food for thought, the depth at the back deserved closer attention.

Over the following pages, the 10 finest central defenders ever to represent Italy at football’s greatest event are ranked in order. 

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