There are football matches that are not like the others. Matches that rightfully enter into legend and create true and real sports myths. There is no event such as the World Cup final that can do it. Falls, triumphs, stories, emotions, tears, and joy: the 5 finest matches we have collected for you have given us this and much more.
The first of which we will speak is not even a real final as we mean it today. The 1950 World Cup was awarded after a round-robin tournament in which the winners of the eliminatory rounds faced each other. Brazil and Uruguay are leading the ranking of the mini final series. The green-gold players need only a draw to make cheer the 175 thousand fans who came to the Maracanà stadium and to win the title.
The match starts in the best way for the hosts who take the lead after a few minutes. The draw, however, is in the air and Schiaffino thinks about fixing the score on 1 to 1. At eleven minutes from the end, the big joke: the Uruguayans take the lead with Ghiggia and win the World Cup. It is the game that will remain in history with the name "Maracanazo".
Goals and show in 1966 final. England, the host country, and Germany face each other for the title. A beautiful and fought match, yet decided by an arbitration error, the non-English goal of 3 to 2 made by Hurst and assigned despite the ball had not crossed the white line. The Germans can not react after being disadvantaged and also suffer the final 4 to 2 goal. It will be the first and only title in the history of English football and will be celebrated in front of the Queen and 100,000 fans at Wembley stadium.
Every football fan hopes that the World Cup finals will be rich in goals and that the contenders for the Golden Boot of the Tournament are decisive. The hope that accompanies in every edition all the lovers of the game was realized in 1970. In the final there are the strongest Brazil of all time and Italy of Valcareggi, back from the epic 4 to 3 victory in the semi-final against Germany.
On 21 of June at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City, the team of Pelé and that of Boninsegna face each other. After a very balanced first half finished 1 to 1 thanks to the markings of the two bomber players, the South Americans are rampant in the second fraction. Brazil gradually takes the upper hand thanks to a spectacular game and score 3 more goals with Gerson, Jairzinho, and Carlos Alberto. It will be the third title in the history of the green-gold players who will definitely win the Rimet Cup.
In 1982 Italy is still the protagonist, this time on the "right" side of the story. The World Cup is played in Spain and the final is a football classic: Italy-Germany. On 11 of July at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, it is a blue blaze. In the first half, Cabrini missed a penalty, and the teams went to rest at 0 to 0. The second half of the match will be the decisive one with the 3 goals scored by Rossi, Tardelli and Altobelli and the irrelevant marking of Breitner. 3 to 1 final and third title for the Italian National Team.
Just wait four years to find another match entered rightfully in the history of the competition. Argentina of Maradona and Germany of Matthaus and Rummenigge compete for the World Cup. We are once again in Mexico and at the Azteca stadium two of the strongest national teams of all time are facing each other.
The game is good for Argentina that goes on 2-0 thanks to goals from Brown and Valdano in the first half. Result blocked? No way. The Germans are not going to stand for it and in just seven minutes, from 74th to 81st, tie with Rummenigge and Voeller. But the surprises are not over yet. It is the World Cup of Maradona and the confirmation comes 6 minutes from the final whistle. After a difficult race passed to get rid of the suffocating marking of Matthaus, the captain of Argentina draws back and puts on the feet of Burruchaga the ball of the definitive 3 to 2.
English translation - Source: mondiali