Italy have set a new world record for longest international unbeaten run following their 0-0 draw against Switzerland in a World Cup qualifier match on Sunday.
The draw took the Azzurri to 36 matches without defeat, eclipsing the previous mark shared by Brazil and Spain.
The Azzurri's near-perfect run coincided with Roberto Mancini's arrival back in 2018, with their last defeat coming on 10 October of that year.
Since then they have managed to put together 29 wins and seven draws while scoring 88 goals scored and just 12 conceded.
They have also won the EURO 2020 tournament and qualified for next months' UEFA Nations League finals.
Longest unbeaten runs
- 36 Italy (2018–)
- 35 Spain (2007–09)
- 35 Brazil (1993–96)
- 31 Argentina (1991–93)
- 30 France (1994–96)
- 30 Italy (1935–39)