On This Day – November 6, 1996: Sacchi’s Last Game as Italy Coach

Arrigo Sacchi’s tenure as coach of Italy was one of love and hate for me National. After winning everything possible with Milan, “Nabi Fusignano” was responsible for Azure For five years, from 1991 to 1996.

But although the former Rossoneri He led the Italian to a runner-up spot at the 1994 World Cup, and his complex tactical choices, boring gameplay, and an attitude that many considered abhorrent, earned him very few supporters among the Italian fan base.

On November 6, 1996, Saki directed Azure for the last time. Little did he know that a friendly match in Sarajevo, which was devastated by the battle against Bosnia and Herzegovina, would be his last appearance as commander in chief of Italy.

On that day, a modified version of Italy was defeated 1-2 by the Bosnians, who were thus able to celebrate their first historic victory in a match officially sanctioned by FIFA.

Bosnia advanced early with Hasan Salihamidzic, the current director of sport at Bayern Munich. Enrico Chiesa, father of today’s Juventus striker Federico, has settled matters for the Azure. But, in the 43rd minute, Elvir Pulic scored the second historic goal for Bosnia.

However, it wasn’t such a bad show that was causing Saki’s death. The Azure The coach left National On his own just a few weeks later when he answered President Silvio Berlusconi’s sudden plea to return to Milan to save their disastrous season.

Things won’t go quite as he hoped and RossoneriBut this is a different story.

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