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Here are the matches Alessandro has played for his national team. Click on the competitions to access match reports, facts and pictures of each match, and this way for his latest goals in the blue shirt.

Last match:
Italy 1-1 Turkey
Friendly. Pescara, Italy. November 20, 2002.
Del Piero didn't score, and came off in the 65th minute.

Euro 2004 Qualifiers
2002 World Cup
2002 World Cup Qualifiers
Euro 2000
Euro 2000 Qualifiers
1998 World Cup
1998 World Cup Qualifiers
Euro 1996
Euro 1996 Qualifiers
Tournoi de France

Italy, three times world champions - 1934, 1938 and 1982 - are one of the best national sides in the world. Play for the azzurri, as they're known, is an honour for any player born in that country.

Del Piero's debut on the main squad was in March 25, 1995, when Italy beat Estonia 4-1. Although he has never really managed to show his real (and undoubted) class for his country, in seven years he's played many matches, scoring important goals in several different competitions and friendlies.

So far, he's already worn the numbers 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18 and 20 while playing for his country.

Here's the official picture of the Italian squad for the 2002 World Cup (click to enlarge)

From left to right:
TOP ROW: Doni, Panucci, Materazzi, Nesta, Maldini, Vieri, Iuliano, Delvecchio, Coco.
MIDDLE ROW: Zambrotta, Cannavaro, Di Biagio, technical staff and coach Giovanni Trapattoni, Tommasi, Zanetti.
BOTTOM ROW: Di Livio, Inzaghi, Totti, Toldo, Buffon, Abbiati, Del Piero, Montella, Gattuso.