José Luis AyalaThe "Old" Italy is based on the starting lineup against France in the 2006 World Cup Final. It was an experienced squad with many great midfielders. Italy had a variety of strikers in their squad, including Totti, Toni (the two main strikers), Del Piero, Iaquinta, Gilardino, and Inzaghi.They managed to beat a 10-man France squad in penalties.

The "New" Italy is composed from the starting lineup against Spain in the 2012 Euro Final. This squad has a solid defense. However, they conceded 4 goals in the final. Nowadays Italy's strikers still vary, having Balotelli, Cassano, Di Natale, and the two young stars, El Shaarawy and Giovinco.