Design: The side's Azzurri nickname tells you everything you need to know about the country's kit, with blue having been the major colour at every World Cup appearance. Over that time period, white shorts and blue socks have been the traditional accompaniment.
Short History: Italy were one of the powerhouses of the World Cup's early history, winning tournaments in both 1934 and 1938 in the blue and white colour scheme that they retain to this day. Bar changes to the design of collar, very little would be altered until the World Cup of 1982, when white trim was added to collar and sleeve as Paolo Rossi fired the side to global glory. It would remain in place for the next decade, before 1994 saw a return to all blue -- albeit with the federation's logo embossed all across the design. Puma would bring a skin-tight feel to the kit from 2002 onwards, with all blue remaining until 2010, when a white collar was added once again.
The greatest kit: Italy's iconic shirt can only be the 1982 classic that bore witness to Marco Tardelli's famously passionate celebration. All blue but for thin white lines around collar and sleeve, it remains a fondly remembered strip among even 30 years on.
Kits through the years: