Italy team still with Kappa sportswear for their kits in the 2002 World Cup. Italy again had a difficult time, The Azurri have been drawn in Group G in which the team will have to face Crotia, Equador and Mexico. A comfortable 2–0 victory against Ecuador with two Christian Vieri goals was followed by a 2–1 defeat to Croatia. But the Italians' draw 1-1 against group winners Mexico, gave the three-time World Cup champions second place in the group. However, co-host country South Korea knocked out Italy Italy 2–1 in sudden-death extra time in the Round of 16.
Matches in which Italy wore with the home kits with white shorts and blue socks.
1. Beat EQUADOR 2-0 at Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
( First round, Group G, 3 June 2002 )
2. Beat CROATIA 2-1 at Kashima Stadium, Ibaraki
( First round, Group G, 9 June 2002 )
3. Lost KOREA REPUBLIC 2-1 (a.e.t.) at Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon
( Round of 16, 18 June 2002 )
The Azurri wore away with blue shorts and white socks was worn for just one match in whole tournament.
Draw with MEXICO 1-1 at Oita Stadium, Oita
( First round, Group G, 13 June 2002 )