ROME 

The Italian national football team broke a new international record of 36 matches without defeat over a 0-0 draw with Switzerland on Sunday.

“Not the win Mancini’s men wanted tonight, but the Azzurri are now games unbeaten. This represents a new world record,” the Italian team said on Twitter.

Italy had a 0-0 draw in the 2022 FIFA World Cup European qualifiers against Switzerland at St. Jakob-Park, Basel.

Despite the draw, they set a new record.

The Azzurri were last defeated by Portugal 1-0 in a UEFA Nations League match on Sept. 10, 2018, one game more than the 35-game unbeaten records of Brazil (1993-1996) and Spain (2007-2009).

In 2018-2021, Italy played six friendlies, eight UEFA Nations League games, 10 EURO 2020 qualifying group matches, seven EURO 2020 games, and five 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

During this period, Italy scored 88 goals but conceded 12.

Separately, Italy — coached by manager Roberto Mancini — were crowned the UEFA EURO 2020 champions in July.

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