|Copa de Oro de Campeones Mundiales Uruguay '80|
Charrúa, the official emblem of the tournament
|Dates||December 30, 1980
January 10, 1981
|Teams||6 (from 2 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Goals scored||19 (2.71 per match)|
|Attendance||255,000 (36,429 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Waldemar Victorino
The 1980 Mundialito (Spanish for "little World Cup"), or Copa de Oro de Campeones Mundiales ("World Champions' Gold Cup"), was a special international football tournament held in Montevideo, Uruguay, from December 30, 1980, to January 10, 1981, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first World Cup tournament, which had been celebrated in 1930 at the same venue. The national teams invited were Uruguay (hosts), Italy, West Germany, Brazil, Netherlands, and Argentina, at the time the six former World Cup-winning nations except for the Netherlands – 1974 and 1978 World Cup runners-up – replacing England, who declined the invitation.
|Uruguay||Hosts, 1930 and 1950 FIFA World Cup Champions|
|Italy||1934 and 1938 FIFA World Cup Champions|
|West Germany||1954 and 1974 FIFA World Cup Champions|
|Brazil||1958, 1962 and 1970 FIFA World Cup Champions|
|Argentina||1978 FIFA World Cup Champions|
|Netherlands||1974 and 1978 FIFA World Cup Runners-up, replacing England|
The six teams were distributed in two groups of three: Group "A" was composed of Netherlands, Italy, and Uruguay; Group B, of Argentina, Brazil, and West Germany. The winners of each group faced each other to decide the tournament winner.
Each team had a squad of 18 players (two of which had to be goalkeepers).
Uruguay and Brazil won their respective groups and played the final, with Uruguay defeating Brazil 2–1 with a late goal, the same result that had occurred 30 years earlier between the two teams in the deciding match of the 1950 World Cup. Uruguay's coach during the Mundialito, Roque Máspoli, had also been Uruguay's goalkeeper in the 1950 match.
30 December 1980
|Venancio Ramos 31'
3 January 1981
|Julio Morales 67' (pen.)
6 January 1981
|Ancelotti 7'||Jan Peters 15'|
1 January 1981
|Kaltz 84' (o.g.)
Ramón Díaz 88'
4 January 1981
|Edevaldo 47'||Maradona 30'|
7 January 1981
Toninho Cerezo 61'
Zé Sérgio 82'
10 January 1981
|Sócrates 62' (pen.)|
- 3 goals
- 1 goal
- Ramón Díaz
- Diego Maradona
- Toninho Cerezo
- Zé Sérgio
- Klaus Allofs
- Horst Hrubesch
- Jan Peters
- Carlo Ancelotti
- Jorge Barrios
- Julio Morales
- Venancio Ramos
- Own goals
- Manfred Kaltz (against Argentina)
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