Italy were knocked out in the groups stages of the World Cup in 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1974, 2010 and 2014.
Even though they were world champions they were knocked out in the group stages.
They were knocked-out in the Group Stage of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, so they didn't even make the Top 16.
Italy was the best team in the world, but they didn't win. The lowly Greece team were shock champions in 2004, with Italy knocked out in the Group stage despite a 3-way tie at 1-0 with 2 draws.
Despite winning the 2006 World cup, they got knocked out first round (The group stage!) There group was 1st) Paraguay 2nd) Slovakia 3rd) New Zealand 4th) Italy. Italy drew their first game 1-1 to Paraguay, then 1-1 with New Zealand and their final game they lost 3-2 to Slovakia.
1982 FIFA World Cup - Group stage. They lost all 3 matches and were knocked out. 2010 FIFA World Cup - Group stage. They drew all 3 matches, but did not make it to the second round.
Yes. They qualified for the finals tournament and played in the tournament. They topped their group in the group stage, but were knocked out by Ghana in the second round.
Germany knocked out England in the group of 16.
No Italy were knocked out in the first round only.
The last time that football World Cup holders got knocked out in the group stages was in 2010 when Italians were knocked out in the group stages.