Head-to-heads of France vs Italy
Italy have played France on 32 occasions winning 17, drawing eight and losing seven, outscoring France by 75 goals to 44.
This will be the fifth World Cup meeting of the pair.
Italy won 3-1 in the 1938 quarter-finals and 2-1 in the 1978 Group phase.
France's sole win over Italy came in the 1986 second round (2-0). This was the last time Italy lost a World Cup knockout match within 90 minutes. In the 1998 quarter-finals France beat the Italians 4-3 on penalties after a goalless draw.
The only previous final between Italy and France came at Euro 2000. France won 2-1 through a golden goal by David Trezeguet. Italy led 1-0 until the 90th minute. This match was also the last meeting between the two sides.
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