Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Italy-Brazil 1982

In response to the bad US soccer I've watched recently, I thought I'd post a summary of one of the greatest games in World Cup history. Paolo Rossi led Italy in a stunner against Brazil 3-2 in the quarterfinals of Spain 1982. I cried. The Brazilian team was technically speaking unmatched in history with Zico and Socrates. They were a pure joy to watch. However, their defense was a bit dubious to say the least. Nowadays people talk about Brazil this and Brazil that, but that's a bunch of BS. now they're a good team but they just play regular soccer. Back then they were playing something else.

2 Comments:

Blogger Fran├žois said...

Has Brazil's defense been anything but dubious? I mean, they're not really known for their defenders.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Johannes said...

No, they're not known for their defenders, but their defense has been much better over the past couple of decades. In 82 it was very shaky.

11:12 AM  

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