1982 FIFA World Cup Spain™
June 13 - July 11

1982 FIFA World Cup Spain™

1982 FIFA World Cup Spain™

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Brazil shine but Rossi strikes Spanish gold for Italy.

Italy became world champions for the third time in 1982, their triumph on Spanish soil made memorable by the scoring feats of six-goal striker Paolo Rossi and an iconic celebration by Marco Tardelli. The romantic-minded may have shed a tear for Brazil and France – unlucky losers in two of the finest matches of any FIFA World Cup™ – but few begrudged Enzo Bearzot's men a 3-1 victory over a rugged West Germany team in a Final in which Rossi's opening goal secured him the Golden Shoe to complete a personal redemption story even more dramatic than the Italians' revival after a faltering start.

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Italy's Paolo Rossi lifts aloft the FIFA World Cup Trophy.
Italy players celebrate Paolo Rossi scoring the opening goal against West Germany in the 1982 FIFA World Cup Spain™ Final. The goal saw Rossi finish one ahead of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in the race for the adidas Golden Boot.
The electronic scoreboard shows Italy's Paolo Rossi has won the man-of-the-match award in the semi-final against Poland. Rossi scored both goals in La Nazionale's 2-0 victory at Camp Nou.
Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballer Norman Whiteside, circa 1985. (Photo by Harry Goodwin/Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images)
1982 World Cup Finals, Second Phase, Madrid, Spain, 4th July, 1982, France 4 v Northern Ireland 1, Northern Ireland's Norman Whiteside (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)
1982 World Cup Finals, Zaragoza, Spain, 17th June, 1982, Yugoslavia 0 v N,Ireland 0, Northern Ireland's Norman Whiteside (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)
1982 World Cup Finals, Valencia, Spain, 25th June, 1982, Spain 0 v Northern Ireland 1, Spain's Juan Juanito beats Northern Ireland's Norman Whiteside (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

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Italy's Paolo Rossi is followed by Brazil's Junior 1982 World Cup Finals, Second Phase, Barcelona, Spain, 5th July, 1982, Italy 3 v Brazil 2, (Photo by Bob Thomas Sports Photography via Getty Images)

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1982 World Cup Finals, Second Phase, Barcelona, Spain, 5th July, 1982, Italy 3 v Brazil 2, Members of the Italian team form a wall as Brazil's Eder takes a free kick  (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

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Chile's Elias Figueroa on the ball during their Group B match of the 1982 FIFA World Cup (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

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Brazil's Zico (10) celebrates scoring his side's first goal past Argentina's goalkeeper Ubaldo Fillol

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