Soccer in Italy and the latest on Serie A soccer Jerseys

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Soccer in Italy along with the football played in La Liga and the English premiership is renowned for being one of the best football leagues in the world. Although always thought to be more defensive and cynical there is no doubt this league has produced some of the best club and international teams of all time.

With teams such as AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus among the ranks supplying players to the national team there has been a resurgence in the fortunes of the national side. This was never more evident than in the 2006 world cup where a team surrounded by controversy pulled together and won the tournament showing the world that Italian football was still a force to be recognized.

Soccer in Italy has long been dominated by controversy. This has not been limited to the lower leagues. Even in Serie A, the premier division in the Italian football league has been dogged by match fixing allegations. As early as 1927 Torino were stripped of their championship for irregularities. The hero of the 1982 world cup in Spain was Paulo Rossi who had earlier been banned from club football. He was involved in a bribery scandal but never the less bounced back to win the golden boot as top scorer in the tournament.

In 2006 there was the now famous match fixing scandal which resulted in some of the harshest punishments ever received by club sides in Italy. Juventus were striped of 2 titles, with the 2006 title being awarded to Inter, and relegated to Serie B starting the season nine points behind the rest of the teams in the league (an improvement on the initial 17 point deduction. Lazio and Fiorentina were relegated then later reinstated.

Soccer in Italy and the latest on Serie A soccer Jerseys

AC Milan were disqualified from the champions league then reinstated but had to enter the competition at an earlier round. AC Milan defied the odds by eventually winning the Champions league of the 2006-2007 season by beating Liverpool in the final in Athens.

With all the controversy coupled with some great football it is no surprise that Italian Serie A soccer jerseys are in such great demand. If you are looking for info on the latest kit from Livorno or Lazio, Milan or Inter click on the relevant club crest below to show you more info.