A total of 52 matches were played during the 1982 FIFA World Cup Spain™. The tournament provided some epic games including Germany FR's semi-final win against France and Italy's memorable 3-2 victory against Brazil.
The 1982 FIFA World Cup saw Italy, Brazil and Argentina all being drawn in Group C, a true 'group of death'. Brazil boasted one of the greatest attacks of the modern era, featuring Zico, Socrates and Falcao, and were expected to top the group and qualify for the knockout stage.
Brazil were however left stunned by Italy, who got two early goals from Paolo Rossi either side of a Socrates equaliser. Italy held out until the 68th minute, but Falcao fired home and it appeared Brazil would advance on goal difference. Rossi, however, completed his hat-trick in the 74th minute to give Italy a victory many Brazilians still consider the greatest upset against them. Italy would go on to beat Germany FR 3-1 in the final and claim their third FIFA World Cup title.