The Italian national football team has been one of the most unpredictable entities in the soccer community throughout 2014. On one hand, the squad has been nearly bulletproof in the early qualifying rounds for the 2016 European Championship. On the other hand, Italy fell apart at the World Cup this past summer, losing matches to Uruguay and Costa Rica en route to a group stage exit from the tournament. In short, it's been tough to know whether the 2014 2015 Italian football shirt would Italy 2014 World Cup Home Shirtherald resounding accomplishments or crushing disappointments.

Luckily, for fans of the Italian national side, the soccer team seems to have settled into a comfortable niche in the final weeks of 2014. Three wins and a draw in the Euro 2016 qualifiers put Italy near the top of their group. Of course, the qualifiers will continue throughout 2015, and if you would like to root for the squad in those matches, you will want an Italy home shirt 2014 2015 to do so.

This snazzy blue Puma shirt was worn by the Italian football players at the World Cup but seems to have picked up some new luck since then. Indeed, aside from a recent home fixture against Croatia (which ended in a 1-1 draw), Italy has won every home and away match it has played since the cup!

Italian Football Shirt

Euro 2016 Qualifiers

The first of those wins came in a friendly fixture played in early September. Playing against the Netherlands-a soccer team that came in third place at the World Cup-Italy did surprisingly well. Two goals in the first 10 minutes gave Italia an advantage they never gave up, and home audiences wearing the Italian football shirt helped cheer the club to a surprising victory.

That 2-0 home win paved the way for the Italian side's strong performance in the Euro 2016 qualifying rounds. Drawn into Group H-which also includes Croatia, Norway, Bulgaria, Malta, and Azerbaijan-Italia should have been the frontrunner. After all, none of those other soccer teams have ever won a World Cup (Italy has four) or a European Championship (Italy has one).

Still, the Italian side's frontrunner status was questionable given their recent mediocre performances. Despite the team's past accomplishments, perhaps their days of contending for high-profile soccer tournaments were over.

That point has rapidly been proven wrong this autumn. Whether the squad has been wearing the Italy home shirt 2014 2015 or the matching away shirt, they have been unbeatable. A 2-0 away victory against Norway gave way to a thrilling 2-1 home win against Azerbijan. The latter game was particularly enjoyable for Italian football supporters, seeing a brace of goals from Giorgio Chiellini-a defender of all things!

The Croatia Match

After a third qualifier win-this one against Malta-Italian footballers had a month off of international play. When they returned last weekend and donned the Italian football shirt, they were preparing for their biggest challenge of the qualifiers so far.

The opponent was Croatia, a soccer squad that has been thriving as of late. After winning one match in the 2014 World Cup-against Cameroon-Croatia came to Group H hoping for the chance to qualify for a fourth straight Euro appearance.

Thus far, the odds of Croatia appearing in Euro 2016 are just about guaranteed. The club currently has the same record in the qualifiers as Italia but has the edge thanks to goal difference. A resounding 6-0 home win against Azerbaijan alone will fuel the Croatians to a qualification.

As it turns out, the Croatian squad is just about evenly matched with the wearers of the Italy home shirt 2014 2015. While both teams were hoping for a win to end 2014 in strong fashion, they ended up in a 1-1 dead heat. Both goals were scored in the first 15 minutes of the match.

Despite the draw, though, both national sides are in great shape heading into 2015. With no real challengers in Group H, both of them will likely make it to Euro 2016. Celebrate that fact with a new Italian football shirt, available now at Soccer Box! Whether you are looking for a home jersey or a 2014 2015 away shirt, you can find it here.