1982 FIFA World Cup Final

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1982 FIFA World Cup Final
Event 1982 FIFA World Cup
Date 11 July 1982
Venue Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Referee Arnaldo Cézar Coelho (Brazil)
Attendance 90,000

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 Madrid.

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.[1]

Coming after their 1934[2] and 1938[3] 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.[4]

Match details[edit]

11 July 1982
20:00 CEST
Italy  3–1  West Germany
Rossi Goal 57'
Tardelli Goal 69'
Altobelli Goal 81'
(Report) Breitner Goal 83'
West Germany
GK 1 Dino Zoff (c)
SW 7 Gaetano Scirea
CB 6 Claudio Gentile
CB 5 Fulvio Collovati
RB 3 Giuseppe Bergomi
LWB 4 Antonio Cabrini
DM 13 Gabriele Oriali Booked 73'
RM 16 Bruno Conti Booked 31'
CM 14 Marco Tardelli
LW 19 Francesco Graziani Substituted off 7'
CF 20 Paolo Rossi
GK 12 Ivano Bordon
MF 10 Giuseppe Dossena
MF 11 Giampiero Marini
MF 15 Franco Causio Substituted in 89'
FW 18 Alessandro Altobelli Substituted in 7' Substituted off 89'
Enzo Bearzot
GK 1 Harald Schumacher
SW 15 Uli Stielike Booked 73'
RB 20 Manfred Kaltz
CB 4 Karlheinz Förster
LB 5 Bernd Förster
RM 6 Wolfgang Dremmler Booked 61' Substituted off 62'
CM 3 Paul Breitner
LM 2 Hans-Peter Briegel
RW 11 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (c) Substituted off 70'
LW 7 Pierre Littbarski Booked 88'
CF 8 Klaus Fischer
GK 21 Bernd Franke
DF 12 Wilfried Hannes
MF 10 Hansi Müller Substituted in 70'
MF 14 Felix Magath
FW 9 Horst Hrubesch Substituted in 62'
Jupp Derwall

Abraham Klein (Israel)
Vojtech Christov (Czechoslovakia)

Match rules:

See also[edit]


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

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