Fifa World Cup 2014 team profile: Italy
BBC Sport profiles four-time World Cup winners Italy.
Italy were undefeated in their qualification matches for the tournament, and manager Cesare Prandelli will hope Mario Balotelli can repeat his attacking form when he scored five goals in five games en route to the finals.
If Italy win in Brazil, they would equal the host's record for the most World Cup finals ever won.
Italy are placed in Group D with Costa Rica, England and Uruguay.