Italy World Cup Team Preview, Betting Odds

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.