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Italy 1912

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back (L-R):  Angelo Binaschi, Franco Bontadini, Felice Berardo, Giuseppe Milano, Pietro Leone, Renzo De Vecchi, Piero Campelli;
 front (L-R):. Carlo De Marchi, Enrico Sardi, Enea Zuffi, Edoardo Marian 

Vittorio Pozzo had 4 spells as the manger/coach of the Italian national team. His first period in charge lasted 5 days, being for the duration of Italy's involvement in the 1912 Olympic Games at Stockholm.
Here are the teams that Pozzo fielded in Italy's 3 games.

Campelli (Internazionale)
Campelli
Campelli
Binaschi (Pro Vercelli)

De Vecchi
De Vecchi
De Vecchi (Milan C&FC)

Valle (Pro Vercelli)
Valle
De Marchi  (Torino)  *             
Binaschi
Binaschi
Milano (c) (Pro Vercelli)
Milano (c)
Milano (c)
Leone (Pro Vercelli)
Leone
Leone
Zuffi (Torino)
Bontadini
Zuffi
Bontadini (Internazionale)
Berardo
Bontadini
Berardo (Pro Vercelli)
Sardi
Berardo
Sardi (Andrea Doria)
Barbesino (Casale)
Barbesino
Mariani (Genoa C&FC)
Mariani
Mariani
 di Popolo 

(Torino)*



*di Popolo replaced  De Marchi at half time.

In the opening game Italy lost 3-2 to Finland in extra time. Italy's goalscorers were Bontadini (1-1:10 min) and Sardi (1-2:25min).
Italy then beat Sweden 1-0 in the consolation tournament (Bontaini the scorer).

Pozzo in conference with William Garbutt (centre)

In the next match they met Jimmy Hogan's Austria and were beaten 5-1, Berardo Italy's scorer. 
Pozzo's next period as coach of the Azzuri began in the build up to the Paris Olympics 12 years later. 

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