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1982 FIFA World Cup Final

The 1982 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match contested between Italy and West Germany. It was the final match of the 1982 FIFA World Cup tournament and was played on 11 July 1982 at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in the Spanish capital and largest city of Madrid.

1982 FIFA World Cup Final
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The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium held the final
Event1982 FIFA World Cup
Date11 July 1982
VenueSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid
RefereeArnaldo Cézar Coelho (Brazil)
Attendance90,000
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1986

Coming after their 1934[1] and 1938[2] victories, Italy had now drawn level with record champions Brazil. Italy's Paolo Rossi won the Golden Boot as the tournament's top goalscorer, and the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player (awarded for the first time). Captain and goalkeeper Dino Zoff at forty also became the oldest player to win the World Cup.[3]

Route to the finalEdit

Italy Round West Germany
Opponent Result First round Opponent Result
  Poland 0–0 Match 1   Algeria 1–2
  Peru 1–1 Match 2   Chile 4–1
  Cameroon 1–1 Match 3   Austria 1–0
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Poland 3 1 2 0 5 1 +4 4
  Italy 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
  Cameroon 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
  Peru 3 0 2 1 2 6 −4 2
Final standing
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  West Germany 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 4
  Austria 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 4
  Algeria 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 4
  Chile 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 0
Opponent Result Second round Opponent Result
  Argentina 2–1 Match 1   England 0–0
  Brazil 3–2 Match 2   Spain 2–1
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Italy 2 2 0 0 5 3 +2 4
  Brazil 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 2
  Argentina 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0
Final standing
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  West Germany 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
  England 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
  Spain 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
Opponent Result Semi-finals Opponent Result
  Poland 2–0   France 3–3 (aet) (5–4 pen.)

MatchEdit

SummaryEdit

After a scoreless first half during which Antonio Cabrini fired a penalty low and wide to the right of goal, Paolo Rossi scored first, heading home a bouncing Claudio Gentile cross from the right from close range. Marco Tardelli then scored from the edge of the area with a low left footed shot before Alessandro Altobelli, at the end of a counterattack by winger Bruno Conti, made it 3–0 with another low left footed shot. Italy's lead appeared secure, encouraging Italian president Sandro Pertini to wag his finger at the cameras in a playful 'not going to catch us now' gesture from the stands. Paul Breitner scored for Germany in the 83rd minute, firing low past the goalkeeper from the right, but Italy held on to claim their first World Cup title in 44 years, and their third in total with a 3–1 victory.[4]

DetailsEdit

Italy  3–1  West Germany
Rossi   57'
Tardelli   69'
Altobelli   81'
Report Breitner   83'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
West Germany
GK 1 Dino Zoff (c)
SW 7 Gaetano Scirea
CB 6 Claudio Gentile
CB 5 Fulvio Collovati
RWB 3 Giuseppe Bergomi
LWB 4 Antonio Cabrini
DM 13 Gabriele Oriali   73'
CM 14 Marco Tardelli
RW 16 Bruno Conti   31'
LW 19 Francesco Graziani   7'
CF 20 Paolo Rossi
Substitutions:
GK 12 Ivano Bordon
MF 10 Giuseppe Dossena
MF 11 Giampiero Marini
MF 15 Franco Causio   89'
FW 18 Alessandro Altobelli   7'   89'
Manager:
Enzo Bearzot
 
GK 1 Harald Schumacher
SW 15 Uli Stielike   73'
CB 4 Karlheinz Förster
CB 5 Bernd Förster
RWB 20 Manfred Kaltz
LWB 2 Hans-Peter Briegel
CM 6 Wolfgang Dremmler   61'   62'
CM 3 Paul Breitner
RW 11 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (c)   70'
LW 7 Pierre Littbarski   88'
CF 8 Klaus Fischer
Substitutions:
GK 21 Bernd Franke
DF 12 Wilfried Hannes
MF 10 Hansi Müller   70'
MF 14 Felix Magath
FW 9 Horst Hrubesch   62'
Manager:
Jupp Derwall

Linesmen:
Abraham Klein (Israel)
Vojtech Christov (Czechoslovakia)

Match rules:

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
  • Replay on 13 July if scores still level
  • Five substitutes named, of which two may be used

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Delight for the Azzurri as home advantage tells". Fifa.com. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Pozzo the mastermind as Italy retain their crown". Fifa.com. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  3. ^ "World Cup Hall of Fame: Dino Zoff". SportsIllustrated.CNN.com. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Sparkling Italy spring ultimate upset". Glasgow Herald. 12 July 1982. Retrieved 30 April 2014.

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