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Paolo Rossi: Italy’s 1982 World Cup hero dies aged 64

Paolo Rossi: Italy’s 1982 World Cup hero dies aged 64

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Last updated on 2 hours ago2 hours ago.From the section European FootballItaly's 1982 World Cup hero Paolo Rossi has died aged 64, his family says.Rossi became a household name after leading the Azzurri to victory at the tournament in Spain, finishing as top scorer and being named best player.At club level he first came to prominence as a prolific scorer for Vicenza, earning a move to Juventus and later playing for AC Milan.His death was announced on Thursday, following what Italian media report had been a long illness.Rossi's wife Federica Cappelletti posted a picture of them together on social media with the words "Per sempre" ("forever").She did not disclose the cause of his death.Rossi scored 20 goals in 48 appearances for the Italian national side, and more than 100 Serie A goals duri...
1982 World Cup All-Star Team: Who were the players voted best in Spain?

1982 World Cup All-Star Team: Who were the players voted best in Spain?

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The 2018 World Cup is just around the corner, so talkSPORT.com are trawling through the archives to relive past tournaments.Today we are taking a look at the 1982 edition; held in Spain and won by Italy, it is widely regarded as one of the last truly great tournaments. You had a brilliant Brazil team headlined by Zico, Socrates and Falcao, and you had the eventual champions dumping them out the finals against all the odds. Hungary equalled the largest ever margin of victory in a World Cup match when they beat El Salvador 10-1, and France and West Germany played out a semi-final regarded by Michel Platini as the ‘most beautiful game’ he ever played in. Platini was one of the stars of the tournament, but who else caught the eye in Spain? The World Cup All-Star Team is named to re...