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Leonard Hatred 5:02 Thu Dec 10
Paolo Rossi has bought the farm
64

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-9037343/Italy-legend-1982-World-Cup-winner-Paolo-Rossi-dies-age-64.html

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wanstead_hammer 12:09 Sun Dec 13
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Always remember ‘captain marvel’ scoring in first min v France in the first game and thinking it’s our year. And keegan just missing a header v Spain. Set up by Geno?
Think we went out despite not losing a game, which was a bit harsh.

Sven Roeder 11:52 Sun Dec 13
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Crime and thievery in Italy?
NO WAY

Westham67 11:49 Sun Dec 13
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I remember that 82 team Baresi being one of them. RIP

wanstead_hammer 11:23 Sun Dec 13
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Fuckin lowlife scumbags.
Let’s hope they hunt em down and dish out the appropriate punishment.

FC 7:25 - hahaha.

Mex Martillo 8:26 Sun Dec 13
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Some real scummy cunts about.
Paolo Rossi: Italian World Cup hero's home burgled during funeral
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55290883

Far Cough 7:25 Sun Dec 13
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FMOB there ain't half some cunts about.


Is that an Ian Dury and the Blockheads song?

Leonard Hatred 6:33 Sun Dec 13
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It was his funeral today.

When his missus got home from the service she discovered the house had been burgled and all his memorabilia nicked.

FMOB there ain't half some cunts about.

WHU(Exeter) 6:20 Fri Dec 11
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Justin P, yep, same sort of memories for me those World Cups in the 70s.

First European team I thought emulated that stuff to any degree were Yugoslavia.

The Mercernary 6:06 Fri Dec 11
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Possibly my favourite World Cup too but hated Rossi as, apart from West Germany, they were the last team I wanted to win! Didn't bother watching the final...

Was also gutting because Sir Trevor was injured and only got a brief appearance against Spain when he should've been one of the stars of the tournament.

Several other highlights:
Semi between France and West Germany
The Cameroon and Peru kits!
Brazil putting 5 past Scotland
Honduras holding Spain to a 1-1 draw
Van Der Elst playing for Belgium
BBC theme tune
Schumacher horror tackle on Battiston
England being unbeaten

Quite eventful one really...

Justin P 1:58 Thu Dec 10
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Those World Cups through the 70's and 80"s were just brilliant and magical aided and abetted by the Panini Sticker Albums!

You just didn't see the South American flair players until these tournaments, great being a kid and watching the likes of Brazil and Agentina

Side of Ham 1:57 Thu Dec 10
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Fucking Hell I can't believe I missed out NORTHERN IRELAND, what a tournament Billy Bingham's boys had , knew they could be outclassed in areas their game but played with a resilience to do what we couldn't.......knock out the host nation.

stewey 1:56 Thu Dec 10
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Always was paolo Rossi when playing 3 and in

Side of Ham 1:51 Thu Dec 10
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THAT 1982 World Cup was the best World Cup because it's the only time it expressed every top footballing nations personality, the French were stylish but masculine & feminine at the same time, the Germans were tough, dirty, efficient and just skilled in getting a top performance out of every player, the Brazilians were on a different scale in skill and flair making that Tango ball swerve everywhere and at European altitudes. The Spanish were nervous of letting their people down, we the English had our bulldog emblem the bollocks of a kit but as always got the luck of of playing the host nation determined to just not to lose.....and then there was Italy....not loads expected of them by myself due to the other nations being great as well....but fuck me did they turn up with a passion to never give in and a goalscorer who just wouldn't go away even when you had them beat, add in Dino Zoff and they showed what a team spirit can achieve.

RIP Paolo you were immense in a tournament FULL of immense players that was some achievement to put most of them in the shade.

The_Phantom 1:31 Thu Dec 10
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RIP but as others have said, I resented him for dumping that Brazil team out of the 1982 World Cup.

threesixty 1:14 Thu Dec 10
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Crassus

I was very young at the time so maybe I didnt get the context.

I think we are saying the same thing though. Yes it wasn't a title winning side. And if winning is everything then yes its not the best Brazilian side.

But the players assembled there and the way they played was magical. The names of Zico, Falcoa, Socrates etc.. are legendary. The point is they were so good no one expected them not to win it.

And when I say that defeat changed Brazil for good you kind of prove that point. 82 Brazil were the biggest example of flair football that the country was famous for and it failed.

The next team to win from Brazil was almost Mourhniho like in 94. The country accepted the change in the football style was necessary and since then it hasn't gone back ever to that "entertainment only" thing.

In fact, what's even more strange is that they never ever had good goal keepers or defenders of note in that period. Now they have 2 of the worlds best and Thiago Silva!

The loss changed the psychology of Brazilian football. Thats how I've always seen it. Far more of a change than the 7-2 to Germany will / has been.

Again, its my understanding of events...

duffster 1:13 Thu Dec 10
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RiP . Great striker. Heres a very short poignant interview with him, shows his humility and more insight than the average bear.

https://youtu.be/7qv-ZbqoMbI

zico 12:58 Thu Dec 10
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Troy McClure 11:12 Thu Dec 10

Totally agree with all of that. 82 was probably where my user name came from! That Brazil team with Zico etc was stunning to watch but defensively were so open.

A quote in the paper said "Rossi, the hero of the 1982 world champion Italy, the one who beat Zico's Brazil, Maradona's Argentina, Boniek's Poland and in the final the Germany of Rummenigge." - Shows the quality International football had back then!

Apparently Rossi Rossi was the first footballer ever to win the World Cup, World Cup Golden Boot and the Golden Ball in the same year. Only Ronaldo has equalled the feat since.

Quite a player. RIP.

Crassus 12:53 Thu Dec 10
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360

Wrong on almost every point
Lots of people don't consider that the best Brazilian side, the 70 side hold that accolade
82 are considered to be by some, the best that did not win it

And that defeat did not change them to a European style, that happened for 74 when the growing physicality of the Europeans and adoption of medical techniques the Brazilians had held for years was perceived to have taken the advantage - hugely controversial at the time, it's rejection resulted in that 82 side

Oh and it may have shocked you, but it did not those Brazilians who foresaw their inherent weaknesses. Perhaps a defeat that most saddened the neutral purist, but no where close to the biggest shock

Senegal and the Macaroons pulled a few results more shocking and that is off the top of my head

Tomsdad 12:53 Thu Dec 10
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threesixty 12:11 Thu Dec 10

threesixty 12:43 Thu Dec 10
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Alwaysaniron

I suppose I was a kid at the time so it felt mad! (I loved Brazil).

I suppose at the time Brazil had demolished everyone and Italy barely got through their group.
Lots of people think this was the best Brazilian 11 ever. It was like destiny for them to win in 82.

It wasn't like the other upsets (Germany Vs Brazil where / Korea etc..) where the other team weren't functioning right or Korea played out their skin. It wasn't even a collapse like AC-Milan vs Liverpool. (Maybe it was closer to that one).

Anyways, that defeat changed Brazilian football for ever. Now we have Brazillian teams that play more European like. Less flair, less fun, very functional. All because Rossi done them in 82.

Thats why in my mind it was the biggest upset in World Cup history.

Just an opinion!

Alwaysaniron 12:17 Thu Dec 10
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threesixty 12:11 Thu Dec 10

Agree with 2/3 of those. Don't think it was the biggest upset ever though. There are too many of them.
USA
North Korea
Germany scoring 7 against Brazil

Brazil v Italy is should always be a tough game.

RIP Rossi. Great player

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