The UEFA Nations League was in action today as Italy hosted Spain at the San Siro Stadium in the semi-final round of the competition. Spain defeated Italy 2-1 to qualify for the finals of the UEFA Nations League. Two goals from Ferran Torres were enough to end Italy's 37 matches Unbeaten streak at the San Siro Stadium.
Italy’s record unbeaten streak:
Roberto Mancini's Italy is currently the team with the longest unbeaten streak on the international stage in the history of football. The Italian has been undefeated for over two years, winning 28 matches and drawing one in the run. The last team that defeated Italy before today's match was Portugal in 2018. Portugal beat Italy 1-0 on September 10, 2018, before Roberto Mancini rebuild the team into a formidable force that set a record of 37 matches without a defeat.
The records include all senior national team matches from every official competition, including friendlies. Since Roberto Mancini took over Italy's head coach in May 2018, the Azzurri has become a formidable force, winning the Euros Championship and a world record of 37 matches unbeaten streak. During this streak, Italy won 28 and drew 9, scoring 93 goals and conceding 12. Only six of the 37 matches have been of the friendly exhibition variety.
The Azzurri became the first national team in the world to have a streak of 37 matches in a row without any defeat, winning 28 and drawing 9 until Luis Enrique's Spain ended it tonight.
Longest Unbeaten Streaks in international football:
Brazil formerly held the record of the longest unbeaten streak since 1996 The Samba boys were undefeated in 36 games from 1993 to 1996 before Italy broke the record after thrashing Lithuania 5-0 on September 8, 2021, to take their streak to 37, surpassing Brazil in the process.
With Italy's unbeaten streak over, only Algeria is the current National team undefeated at the moment. Algeria are on a 29 games unbeaten streak since 2018 which is a record for an African country. All eyes will be on Algeria who is only eight matches behind Italy's 37 games unbeaten streak record.
Below is the longest Unbeaten steak in international football:
1. Italy - 37 games from 2018 to 2021
2. Brazil - 36 games unbeaten streak from 1993 to 1996
3. Spain - 35 games unbeaten streak from 2007 to 2009
4. Argentina - 31 games unbeaten streak from 1991 to 1993
5. France - 30 games unbeaten streak from 1994 to 1996
6. Italy - 30 games unbeaten streak from 1935 to 1939
7. Algeria - 29 games unbeaten streak from 2018 till date
8. West Germany - 23 games unbeaten streak from 1978 to 1981
9. France - 23 games unbeaten streak from 2010 to 2012
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