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5 most decorated International Football teams

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Football is the most popular and affordable sport in the world. The task of deciding the most successful national football team is not an easy one.

As football has been around for a prolonged time, many teams have won trophies over the years, some more surprising than others. It is extremely tough to win an International championship. When it comes to national teams, International tournaments can place a whole nation's acclaim on the line.

Here is a list of the decorative football nations in the world, based on their triumph in FIFA World Cup, Confederation's tournaments and Olympics.

#5 Italy (6 medals)

Belgium v Italy - Group E: UEFA Euro 2016
Italy has got one of the best fans

The Italian national football team is historically one of the best in the world. Italy is the only country in the world in which football is treated as a religion. Azzurri's are known for being very solid at the back. They have produced so many defensive legends.

Italy has won the FIFA World Cup in the years 1934, 1938, 1982, and 2006. They were the reigning World Cup champions for sixteen years between 1934 and 1949. They have also won a European Championship in 1968 and Olympic football tournament in 1936.

Italy has one of the most enthusiastic fan bases on the planet and there is a good reason to it: their four World Cups and one UEFA European Championship.

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