Blocco-Juve

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Blocco-Juve (Juve Block), also known as Blocco Juventus[1][2][3] was the nickname of the group of Juventus F.C. players called up to have been the backbone to the Italy national football team managed by Enzo Bearzot to have won one edition of the FIFA World Cup in 1982 and reached the semifinals of the same tournament in 1978 and in the 1980 European Championship.

With this group the side managed by Giovanni Trapattoni have dominated the Italian football and had one of the best teams in Europe and the world during the second half of the 1970s first half of the 1980s, winning amongst others six national championships, two Italian Cups and all international club competitions (world record),[4] and included Dino Zoff, Claudio Gentile, Gaetano Scirea, Antonio Cabrini, Marco Tardelli, Roberto Bettega and Paolo Rossi.

Players[edit]

Italy's set up, with eight Juventus players, before the match against France in 1978 FIFA World Cup at Estadio José María Minella (Mar del Plata, Argentina - June 2, 1978).

Legend:
FIFA World Cup winners during them careers at Juventus F.C.

See also[edit]

Footnotes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Mondiali Memories, Argentina 1978: Bearzot builds a reputation". www.channel4.com. 3 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Cabrini: "What I most felt was relief"". www.fifa.com. 15 June 2008.  See also:
    "Bearzot: "Football is first and foremost a game"". www.fifa.com. 15 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Italia-Inghilterra nella storia" (in Italian). www2.raisport.rai.it. 8 October 1997.  See also:
    "Quando il mondo è azzurro" (PDF) (in Italian). Il Giornale. 10-07-2006. 
  4. ^ Which includes all official international competitions recognized by one of the six continental football confederations and the Intercontinental Cup / FIFA Club World Cup. See: "List of UEFA club competitions". uefa.com. Retrieved 21 August 2006. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • (Italian) Giacone, Gianni (1993). Juve Azzurri - I bianconeri che hanno fatto grande la Nazionale. Hurrà Juventus - Fabbri Editori. 
  • (Italian) Tavella, Renato (2001). Dizionario della grande Juventus. Dalle origini ai nostri giorni. Newton Compton. ISBN 88-8289-639-0.