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Italian Soccer Fans Rituals - When Italians Win!!!!

Updated on June 7, 2010

Piazza di Ferrari

1982 World Cup Champions

History of Italy World Cup Champs

History Italy World Cup Part 2

2006 World Cup Champions

Why I am Envious of Italians

I am lucky to have an insiders look at middle class Italian life. Let's not pretend that it is any better than middle-class everywhere, because it isn't. I mean everyone has issues on some level. I am married to a Calabrese/Sicilian full blooded-born-and-raised-in-Italy Italian. We have been married five years and together almost 10 years. And if their was one way to understand Italians it is to be married to a Southern Italian. America has been blessed with Southern Italians and their heartful, yet wicked ways.

The story I am envious of is when the Italians win the World Cup they have a ritual. This ritual involves everyone in Italy if you are 30 years old or younger. You get on your scooter or in a very tiny car and go down to the monument/fountain Piazza and jump in the water and scream and yell. For my husband and brother-in-law, Massimiliano, they did this in the 1982 World Cup Championship(Soccer of Course). They went down into the heart of Genoa and jumped into the fountain which is called Piazza di Ferrari. This is not just a couple of people, this is all of Genoa- which means when you get their you probably have to fight to get a space to jump in. Which to me would be great-almost like a good riot. I think what is so exciting about this is that everyone feels the same- it is such a positive unifying event. I have never been involved in one event in America that is unifying, fun or patriotic. I live in the west, so we are so spread out. I would do anything to have a sport event that is so grand and then win it and celebrate with my fellow Americans.

I love to hear the stories of the World Cup playoffs where people go to work and they set up TV's at work because they are not going to miss the game- and they tell their bosses to go - Jump in a Lake. They put giant screens in Piazzas so that the whole city can see the playoffs or the championship game. It is all so tribal and together. I just want to be on the same page as my fellow Americans either in sadness or celebration- all of us feeling the same and supporting each other because we are the same on some level. I want to feel that I belong to a group and a damn fine one I think.

Here is a top World Cup Winners

Brazil, 5 (2002, 1994, '70, '62, '58)
Italy, 4 (2006, 1982, '38, '34)
West Germany, 3 (1990, '74, '54)

The History of World Cup championship videos is in Italian. It is wild to watch because they include the Nazi-element in the video. 1934.

The 2006 video is done to the song "One" by U2 and shows the fans and players very well done piece. RAI is the major TV channel in Italy- and they are awsome!!!

Italian Version of Article

Perché sono invidioso degli italiani Sono fortunato avere uno sguardo dei membri a vita dell'italiano del codice categoria centrale. Let' s non fingere che sia affatto migliore della classe media dappertutto, perché esso isn' t. Significo che tutto ha edizioni ad un certo livello. Sono sposato ad un Calabrese/italiano completo siciliano dell'blooded-nato-e-alzare-in-Italia. Siamo stati sposati cinque anni ed insieme quasi 10 anni. E se loro fosse unidirezionale capire gli italiani deve essere sposata ad un italiano del sud. L'America è stata benedetta con gli italiani del sud ed i loro sensi heartful, tuttavia cattivi.

La storia che sono invidioso di è quando la vittoria degli italiani la tazza di mondo ha un rituale. Questo rituale coinvolge tutto in Italia se siete 30 anni o più giovani. Ottenete sul vostro motorino o in un'automobile molto molto piccola ed andate giù alla piazza fontana/del monumento e saltate nell'acqua ed il grido e l'urlo. Per il miei marito e cognato, Massimiliano, hanno fatto questo nel campionato 1982 della tazza di mondo (calcio naturalmente). Sono entrato giù in cuore di Genova ed hanno saltato nella fontana che è denominata Piazza di Ferrari. Ciò non è appena una coppia di gente, questa è tutta la Genova che significa quando ottenete loro voi probabilmente dovete combattere per convincere uno spazio per saltare dentro. Quale a me sarebbe grande-quasi come un buon tumulto. Penso che cosa è così emozionante circa questo è che tutto ritiene che lo stesso esso sia così evento positivo di unificazione. Non sono stato non coinvolgere mai in un evento in America che sta unificando, il divertimento o patriottico. Vivo nell'ovest, in modo da così siamo sparsi fuori. Farei qualche cosa avere gli avvenimenti sportivi che sono così grande ed allora vincerli e celebrare con compatrioti.

Amo sentire le storie degli spareggi della tazza di mondo dove la gente va lavorare ed installano TV' s sul lavoro perché non stanno andando mancare il gioco e dicono le loro sporgenze di andare - salti in un lago. Mettono gli schermi giganti in piazze in moda da potere vedere l'intera città gli spareggi o il partito del campionato. È tutto il così tribale ed insieme. Voglio appena essere alla stessa pagina di compatrioti nella tristezza o nella celebrazione tutti noi che ritiene lo stessi e che si sostiene perché siamo gli stessi ad un certo livello. Voglio ritenere che appartenga ad un gruppo e un'indennità maledetta si che io pensa.

Qui è i vincitori della parte superiore della tazza di mondo Il

Brasile, 5 (2002, 1994, ' 70, ' 62, ' 58)

L'Italia, 4 (2006, 1982, ' 38, ' 34)

La Repubblica federale di Germania, 3 (1990, ' 74, ' 54)

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