Italy is making its 18th World Cup appearance, having only missed the 1930 and 1958 tournaments. The Italians are looking to win their fifth World Cup title, trailing world-leading Brazil by one. They notched victories in 1934, 1938, 1982, and 2006.
The Azzuri failed to win a match at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa for the first time in the country’s history. Italy enters this year’s tournament as the Group D favorites at +150, and +2250 odds to win the entire World Cup.
Following is a detailed preview of this year’s squad, as well as Italy’s World Cup odds, courtesy of BetDSI.