2002 Italy Match Worn Home L/S Shirt #3 (Materazzi) v England

2002 Italy Match Worn Home L/S Shirt #3 (Materazzi) v England
2002 Italy Match Worn Home L/S Shirt #3 (Materazzi) v England 2002 Italy Match Worn Home L/S Shirt #3 (Materazzi) v England 2002 Italy Match Worn Home L/S Shirt #3 (Materazzi) v England

2002 Italy Match Worn Home L/S Shirt #3 (Materazzi) v England

£249.99

Condition of shirt - Very Good


Size - XL


Condition details - Bright colours, badges are stitched, print is great, one large hole to lower right sleeve (aprox. 3cm in length) - caused during use, the odd small bobble


Made by - Kappa


Player - Colassal Inter Milan centre-back Marco Materazzi #3


Player issue features - Correct player size print professionally heat pressed, made from 92% Polyamide and 8% lycra, made in Italy, long-sleeved, swapped with an England player and comes form their own personal collection - a CFS COA will be provided


Notes - Ultra rare player shirt believed to have been worn by Materazzi in a friendly match against England, played at Elland Road in Leeds on 27th March 2002. With both sides preparing for the World Cup in Japan and South Korea the following Summer this was a chance for Italy to play a quality opposition in the run up to the tournament. After a goalless first period  the game burst into life midway through the second half with England taking the lead through Robbie Fowler. The Three Lions' advantage didn't last long, a top corner corker from Vincenzo Montella levelled the scores just minutes later, the goal was followed by some trademark aeroplane celebration. The match looked to be headed for a draw until England keeper David James swiped away the legs of Massimo Maccarone in the box and the referee pointed to the spot. Montella stepped up to the plate and scored his second of the night to win the match for Italy. Materazzi started the match and came off for Mark Iuliano on 56 minutes, the former Everton and Perugia man earned 41 caps for the Azzurri between 2001-08. The leagendary defender appeared at 4 major interantional tournaments and was notoriously a key member of the 2006 World Cup winning squad.