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FKS World Cup Soccer Stars - Mexico 70

England Belgium Brazil Bulgaria Czech'a El Salv'r Israel Italy Mexico Morocco Peru Rumania Russia Sweden Uruguay W. Ger.


Italy played a safe (may we say boring?) set of games in Group B to qualify top of the group. They defeated Sweden 1-0, then drew 0-0 against both Uruguay and Israel. However, they hit their straps after the Group stage, defeating hosts Mexico 4-1 in the Quarter Finals, and then West Germany 4-3 AET in the Semi Finals. In the semi-final Italy took the lead after 7 minutes, only to see West Germany draw equal in injury time. There were then 5 goals in extra time.

In the Final Brazil were too good, defeating the Italians 4-1.

Italian scorers: Riva (3), Rivera (2), Boninsegna (2), Domenghini, Burgnich + 1 own goal (Peņa, Mexico)

129. Enrico Albertosi 130. Mario Bertini 131. Tarcisio Burgnich 132. Mario Corso 133. Giancarlo De Sisti 134. Angelo Domenghini
135. Giacinto Facchetti 136. Sandro Mazzola 137. Claudio Merlo 138. Peirino Prati 139. Giorgio Puia 140. Luigi Riva
  141. Gianni Rivera 142. Roberto Rosato 143. Sandro Salvadore 144. Dino Zoff  

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