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Rossi wakes to flatten favourites It was the stuff of dreams for Italy, and the stuff of nightmares for Brazil. For the neutral it was sheer delight, though the purist might have been forgiven for shedding a tear or two. It was the day Italy - and, in particular, Paolo Rossi -sprung sensationally to life at the 1982 FIFA World Cup™ to beat the finest Brazil team since 1970. Tele Santana's Brazil went into this second-round match at Espanyol's Sarria stadium with a semi-final place in their sights. The format…
Sizzling Brazil stun the Azteca The fitting culmination to what was, in the eyes of most observers, the quintessential FIFA World Cup ™ tournament. This match had all the ingredients of a great final - goals, end-to-end football and star players. In the end, Pele, Jairzinho and Carlos Alberto got the better of Facchetti, Rivera and Riva in a match which, for over an hour, was much closer than the final score-line suggests. More was at stake in Mexico City's purpose-built Azteca Stadium than "just" the honour of winning the…
A test of endurance and will Those old enough to remember the 1970 FIFA World Cup ™ semi-final will not have forgotten one of the most dramatic matches of all time - the epic clash of styles between the opportunism of 'Gigi' Riva's Squadra and the will to win of Kaiser Beckenbauer's Mannschaft. The match had club rivalry too, with the Inter trio of Facchetti, Mazzola, and Riva facing old foes in the shape of Bayern's Maier, Beckenbauer and Muller. It was also a duel between two formations whose hallmark…
Italians triumph in heavyweight rumble Under a bright blue Spanish sky, the two best teams in the 1982 FIFA World Cup Spain™ - Italy and West Germany - played out a highly anticipated final and few of the millions to see the match came away disappointed. A second half outburst by the Italians saw them lift their first FIFA World Cup trophy since 1938, while the Germans would have to wait until Italy 90 to complete their trio of world championships. Both sides boasted a plethora of talent in their…
Ahn's golden moment Every footballer goes through ups and downs during their career. Some even undergo the rollercoaster ride in the duration of a single match. For Ahn Jung-Hwan, that particular match proved to be the turning point of his nomadic career, as he scored a memorable golden goal for Korea Republic against Italy at the 2002 FIFA World Cup™. The Taeguk Warriors went on to reach the last four of the tournament on home soil, the greatest achievement of any Asian side at the world's premier event. And, ironically,…