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Former Italy national coach Azeglio Vicini dies, aged 84

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 09:05 Last update: about 6 years ago

Former Italy national coach Azeglio Vicini died today, aged 84, Italian media report.

Vicini played for Vicenza between 1953 and 1956, moved to Sampdoria between 1956 and 1963, and concluded his career with Brescia between 1963 and 1966.

He took on a coaching role at Brescia a year later before taking on the role of Italy’s Under 23 national side between 1975 and 1976, and the national Under 21 squad between 1977 and 1986.


He took over the national team from Enzo Bearzot in 1986, and led Italy to a third place in the World Cup of 1990, which Italy hosted. He was replaced by Arrigo Sacchi in 1991 and finished his coaching career with Cesena and Udinese.

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