Sunday, February 25, 2024

The Soccernostalgia Interview- Part 83-A video Interview and blog presentation with English Author Mr. Robert Fielder discussing the Historical Brazil v. Italy World Cup Second Round Match on July 5, 1982.

 For this interview, I look back at the Historical Brazil v. Italy World Cup Second Round Match on July 5, 1982

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The Interview will be as a video link companion, while the Blog will be a presentation of the events.

The Interviewee is:

Robert Fielder


Mr. Fielder is the Author of ‘The Complete History of the World Cup’ (2014) and ‘The Complete History of the European Championship’ (2016).


Mr. Fielder’s contact info:

twitter: @ademir2z

Book links: 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-History-European-Championship-ebook/dp/B01ET46ZO2?ie=UTF8&*Version

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-History-World-Cup-ebook/dp/B00K9URA7M/ref=sr_1_2?qid=1652731249&refinements=p_27%3ARobert+Fielder&s=digital-text&sr=1-2&text=Robert+Fielder

 

 

My contact information:

on twitter @sp1873 and on facebook under Soccernostalgia.

https://linktr.ee/sp1873













July 5, 1982-Brazil v. Italy-World Cup Second Round Match at the Sarria

 

When discussing classic World Cup matches, chances are the 1982 clash between Brazil and Italy is often referenced amongst Historians and fans.

It was a dramatic match that was end to end action from the start to finish.

It was the artistry and ‘Jogo Bonito’ of Brazil against the reawakening of Italy.

It was the rebirth and redemption of Paolo Rossi, back after a two-year suspension from the ‘Totonero’ Scandal.

It was also the triumph of Italy’s 40-year goalkeeper and captain Dino Zoff, so much under criticism for letting in two long-range shots against the same opponents in 1978.

It was a battle between two managers, who always stuck to their principles.

It was the end of the road for the Brazilian artists who had captivated the World up to that point and the reference point where Italy got the confidence to become World Cup Champions.


Photo From: Azzurri, Storia della Nazionale di calcio tre volte campioni del Mondo, 1910-1983

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



 

Before all that we must discuss the context leading up to this match.

Telê Santana’s Brazil had delighted the World with their attacking play in this 1982 World Cup in Spain. They had defeated the Soviet Union, Scotland and New Zealand, scoring ten goals along the way. Zico, Socrates, Eder, Cerezo, Junior and the Serie A based Falcão were household names by now if they already weren’t.

At this point, it seemed like they were destined to win this Word Cup.

 

In contrast, all was not rosy in the Italian camp. They had just barely squeaked by in the first round.

They had started with a scoreless tie against Poland and followed it up with (1-1) ties against both Peru and Cameroon. They only advanced by the virtue of having scored one more goal than Cameroon.

Paolo Rossi on whom Bearzot had gambled seemed out of sorts, just like the rest of the team.

Bearzot made one change to his standard lineup, by the third match against Cameroon. Giampiero Marini lost his place at the expense of his clubmate Gabriel Oriali.

Another turning was the decision to boycott the media after this first round (‘Silenzio Stampa’). The Italian Press had voiced disapproval over the bonus payments the team was to receive after such poor displays in the first three matches.

Whether these two changes were the catalyst is anyone’s guess, but Italy were transformed in this second round.

The two teams were paired along with Argentina in this second group phase.

Italy finally came to life and defeated Argentina (2-1), as did Brazil with a more convincing score (3-1).


Photo From: France Football, Issue 1892, July 13, 1982

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



 

Therefore, as the teams faced one another on July 5th, 1982, at Barcelona’s Estadio Sarria, all Brazil had to do was to tie the match to advance, while Italy had to win.

Both teams were unchanged from their previous match, as the managers had settled on their ideal lineups.

Falcão was facing his AS Roma teammate Bruno Conti and both would be legends after this Tournament.

Bearzot assigned Gentile to mark Zico and Collovati was tasked to handle Serginho.

It took only 8 minutes for Paolo Rossi to break his duck and start his personal resurrection.

On the right side, Conti sent a long cross to the left wing to Cabrini. He crossed and Rossi headed Italy’s opener.

Brazil had already fallen behind against the Soviets and Scotland, therefore, panic had not set in.

It only took a few minutes for them to level the score. In the 12th minute, Zico sent Socrates through on the right side and he shot from a narrow angle past Zoff and his near post.

Undeterred, the Italians pushed on to find a winner.

In the 25th minute, Rossi took advantage of sloppy pass by Cerezo to rob the ball and advance and score.

This was the first time Brazil had conceded two goals in this Tournament. For the first time, there was worry amongst the Brazilian faithful.

Yet, they were confident in their philosophy of open play and more than an hour still remained.

In the 34th minute, before even halftime, Italy were forced to make a change. Central defender Fulvio Collovati was injured after a collision with Serginho. Inter’s 18-year-old defender Giuseppe Bergomi replaced him.

Italy’s right back Claudio Gentile also made his mark in this match. Diego Maradona was the victim of his rough treatment, in their previous match vs. Argentina. Equally, Brazil’s most potent force Zico would face his attention. In fact, an indelible image of this match, was Zico’s ripped shirt from continuous pulling by Gentile.

In fact, Gentile ripped the shirt while Zico was in the penalty box, but the offside call had already been made.


Photo From: L’Equipe-La Coupe Du Monde, Volume 2, 1974-1998

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Photo From: L’Equipe-La Coupe Du Monde, Volume 2, 1974-1998

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



 

As the Second half began, Italy were in the driver’s seat as Brazil were facing elimination.

Italy could have extended their lead in the 51st minute, when Luiznho fouled Rossi in the box, following a pass from Antognoni. However, the referee waved off the appeals and the match went on.

Minutes later, in the 58th minute, Grazaini’s crossed for Rossi, who shot wide. It was one of the easiest chances of the Tournament and could have been costly as Brazil tied the match shortly afterwards.

In the 68th minute, from the left side Junior drifted to the center and passed to Falcão on the right side. He drifted to the middle and struck with a shot from outside of the box.

It seemed the hard part for Brazil was done and they could look forward to the semifinals.

Immediately after this, Santana took off the disappointing Serginho and sent on Paulo Isidoro and Socrates was pushed upfront.

Brazil continued to attack instead of defending the tie and their defense was left vulnerable.

The Italians continued their attacks and were rewarded in the 74th minute. Conti’s corner from the right side was headed out by Socrates, Tardelli volleyed at the edge of the box and Rossi scored on the line.


Photo From: Calcio 2000, Issue 7, April 1998

(Diagram of Paolo Rossi’s third goal, July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)




Photo From: Onze, Issue 79, July 1982

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 79, July 1982

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Right after this, Tardelli asked to be replaced (perhaps he had suffered a knock) and Bearzot sent on Marini.

Brazil went about attacking in search of a third equalizer in a match that was already a classic.

Socrates scored a goal in the latter stages of the match that was ruled out as offside.

In the 88th minute, Italy thought they had scored their fourth goal, but Antognoni’s goal was disallowed for offside.

Dino Zoff had already made many saves in this match and would come to the rescue of Italy in the closing stages.

He saved a header from Oscar right on the line and then quickly pushed a curling corner from Eder.

It was over and Italy had won to advance to the semifinals.

The poor performances of the first round were forgotten, and Rossi had repaid Bearzot’s faith in him.

As far as Brazil, the dream had ended in tears. Naturally, there were scapegoats, the Brazilian defense, most notably its goalkeeper Valdir Peres and Serginho upfront.

Santana later admitted, he could have used defensive tactics in this match, but it was not the Brazilian nor his way.


Photo From: Mondial, New Series, Hors Serie 16, 1982

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



He said, “players should have the Freedom to play. Creativity is the most important thing.”

He added that both teams were balanced and attacked well and were on the top of their form, but Brazil made mistakes and Italy took advantage.

He acknowledged that he knew Rossi was a great player but chose against man-to-man marking him.

He was convinced Brazil were better than in their previous match against Argentina.

He felt he had a record of success and the team had played well in Spain. He was unsure of his immediate future, perhaps to continue at club level.

He thanked the world and the Press for receiving his team warmly, and the entire room applauded.

Apparently, following his post-match press conference, the officials and the Press were in tears.

Despite their elimination and loss in this match, their memory lives on to this day.

There was no greater testament of the impression they left that soon afterwards many of this team ended up in the Serie A.

This match will live on forever and will be discussed for generations to come. Brazil lost, but Football won on that day.

 

Photo From: Magazine Source Unknown

(Brazil squad, July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Photo From: Magazine Source Unknown

(Italy squad, July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Photo From: Magazine Source Unknown

(Italy squad, July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



 

Photo From: World Soccer, August 1982

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)


Date: July 5, 1982

Competition: FIFA World Cup-Second Round, Group 3

Result: Italy 3-Brazil 2

Venue: Barcelona, Estadio Sarria, Spain

Attendance: 44,000

Referee: Abraham Klein (Israel)

Linesmen: Bogdan Dotchev (Bulgaria), Sun Cham Tan (Hong Kong)

Kick-off time: 17:15

Goalscorers:

(Italy): Paolo Rossi 8, 25, 74

(Brazil): Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira 12, Paulo Roberto Falcão 68

Summary of goals:

1:0 (8th minute, Italy): Cabrini’s cross from the left side was headed in by Rossi.

1:1 (12th minute, Brazil): Zico sent Socrates through on the right side who shot past Zoff on his near post.

2:1 (25th minute, Italy): Rossi intercepted Cerezo’s mis-pass and advanced to score.

2:2 (68th minute, Brazil): From the left side Junior drifts to the center and passed to Falcao on the right side, he drifted to the center and struck with a shot from outside of the box.

3:2 (74th minute, Italy): Conti’s corner from the side was headed out by Socrates, Tardelli volleyed at the edge of the box and Rossi scored from close range.

Lineups:

Italy:

1- Dino Zoff (Juventus Football Club-Torino)

6-Claudio Gentile (Juventus Football Club-Torino)

4-Antonio Cabrini (Juventus Football Club-Torino)

13-Gabriele Oriali (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) 

5-Fulvio Collovati (Associazione Calcio Milan) (3-Giuseppe Bergomi (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) 34)

7-Gaetano Scirea (Juventus Football Club-Torino)

16-Bruno Conti (Associazione Sportiva Roma) 

14-Marco Tardelli (Juventus Football Club-Torino) (11- Giampiero Marini (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) 75)

20-Paolo Rossi (Juventus Football Club-Torino)

9-Giancarlo Antognoni (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)

19-Francesco Graziani (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)

 

Coach: Enzo Bearzot

Booked: Claudio Gentile 13 (foul on Zico), Gabriele Oriali 78 (foul on Eder)

Other Substitutes:

12-Ivano Bordon (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)  

15-Franco Causio (Udinese Calcio- Udine)

18-Alessandro Altobelli (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) 

 

Team Captain: Dino Zoff

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Le Coq Sportif

Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Blue Socks

Note:

1- Giancarlo Antognoni scored a late goal which was disallowed for offside in the 88th minute.

 

Brazil:

1- Valdir de Arruda Peres ‘Waldir Peres’ (São Paulo Futebol Clube- São Paulo)
2-José ‘Leandro’ de Souza Ferreira (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro)  
3-José ‘Oscar’ Bernardi (São Paulo Futebol Clube- São Paulo)
4-Luiz Carlos FerreiraLuizinho’ (Clube Atlético Mineiro- Belo Horizonte)
6-
Leovegildo Lins GamaJúnior(Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro)      
5- Antonio Carlos ‘Toninho Cerezo’ (Clube Atlético Mineiro- Belo Horizonte) 
15- Paulo Roberto Falcão (Associazione Sportiva Roma / Italy)
8-Sócrates
Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira (Sport Club Corinthians Paulista- São Paulo)
10-
Artur Antunes Coimbra Zico (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro)
9-
Sérgio BernardinoSerginho Chualapa’ (São Paulo Futebol Clube- São Paulo) (7-’Paulo Isidoro’ de Jesus (Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense) 69)
11-Éder
Aleixo de Assis (Clube Atlético Mineiro- Belo Horizonte)  

 

Coach: Telê Santana da Silva

Other Substitutes:

12-‘Paulo Sérgio’ de Oliveira Lima (Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas- Rio de Janeiro)

13-’Edevaldode Freitas (Sport Club Internacional- Porto Alegre)

14- Alcides Fonseca JuniorJuninho‘(Associação Atlética Ponte Preta- São Paulo)

19- Carlos ‘Renato’ Frederico (São Paulo Futebol Clube- São Paulo)

 

Team Captain: Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Topper

Uniform Colors: Yellow Shirts, Blue Shorts, White Socks

Note:

1-Final cap for Valdir de Arruda Peres ‘Waldir Peres’ (28/0) (1975-1982).

2-Final cap for Sérgio BernardinoSerginho Chualapa’ (20/7) (1979-1982).

3-Zico’s jersey was ripped by Claudio Gentile.

4-Socrates scored a goal that was ruled offside in the latter stages of the match.

 

Sources:

Azzurri, Storia della Nazionale di calcio tre volte campioni del Mondo, 1910-1983

Calcio 2000, Issue 7, April 1998

L’Equipe-La Coupe Du Monde, Volume 2, 1974-1998

Onze, Issue 79, July 1982

Spain '82, The Winning of the World Cup, Authors Phil Soar and Richard Widdows

World Soccer, August 1982 


Photo From: Calcio 2000, Issue 7, April 1998

(Italy players)




Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, No 28 (396), July 14-20, 1982

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, No 28 (396), July 14-20, 1982

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, No 28 (396), July 14-20, 1982

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, No 28 (396), July 14-20, 1982

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, No 28 (396), July 14-20, 1982

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, No 28 (396), July 14-20, 1982

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, No 28 (396), July 14-20, 1982

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Photo From: Spain '82, The Winning of the World Cup, Authors Phil Soar and Richard Widdows

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Photo From: Spain '82, The Winning of the World Cup, Authors Phil Soar and Richard Widdows

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Photo From: Spain '82, The Winning of the World Cup, Authors Phil Soar and Richard Widdows

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Photo From: Placar, Issue 633, July 9, 1982

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Photo From: Placar, Issue 633, July 9, 1982

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Photo From: Placar, Issue 633, July 9, 1982

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Photo From: Placar, Issue 633, July 9, 1982

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)



Photo From: Placar, Issue 633, July 9, 1982

(July 5, 1982, World Cup, Italy 3-Brazil 2)












Thursday, February 15, 2024

Compendium to Soccernostalgia Interview-Part 82-Matches of Italian National team during the 1937/38 season.

 

Italy National Team matches during the 1937/38 Season

 

October 31, 1937, Dr. Gerö Cup, Geneva, Switzerland 2-Italy 2 (Eugène Walaschek 17 pen, Fritz Wagner 23 / Silvio Piola 5, 85)

December 5, 1937, Paris, France 0-Italy 0 (-)

May 15, 1938, Milano, Italy 6-Belgium 1 (Giuseppe Meazza 17 pen, Michele Andreolo 28, Piero Pasinati 58, Silvio Piola 71, 80, 84 / Jean Capelle 2)

May 22, 1938, Genova, Italy 4-Yugoslavia 0 (Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi 6, Silvio Piola 12, Giuseppe Meazza 62 pen, Giovanni Ferrari 84)

June 5, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Marseille, France, Italy 2-Norway 1 (Pietro Ferraris II 2, Silvio Piola 94 / Arne Brustad 83) (After Extra Time)

June 12, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Paris, France, France 1-Italy 3 (Oscar Heisserer 10 / Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi 9, Piola 52, 72)

June 16, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Marseille, France, Italy 2-Brazil 1 (Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi 5, Giuseppe Meazza 60 pen / Romeu Pelliciari 87)

June 19, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Paris, France, Italy 4-Hungary 2 (Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi 5, 35, Silvio Piola 16, 82 / Pal Titkos 7, Gyorgy Sarosi I 70)

 

Date: October 31, 1937

Competition: Dr. Gerö Cup

Result: Switzerland 2-Italy 2

Venue: Geneva (Genève) – Le Stade des Charmilles (Servette)   

Attendance: 22,000

Referee: Walter Lewington (England)

Kick-off time: -

Goalscorers:

(Switzerland): Eugène Walaschek 17 pen, Fritz Wagner 23

(Italy): Silvio Piola 5, 85

Summary of goals:

0:1 (5th minute, Italy): -

1:1 (17th minute, Switzerland): -

2:1 (23rd minute, Switzerland): -

2:2 (85th minute, Italy): -

Lineups:

Switzerland:

Renato Bizzozero (Football Club Lugano)

Severino Minelli (Grasshopper-Club Zürich) (cap.)

August Lehmann (Lausanne-Sports)

Hermann ‘Mandi’ Springer (Grasshopper-Club Zürich)

Sirio Vernati (Grasshopper-Club Zürich)

Ernest Lörtscher (Servette Football Club Genève)

Alfred Bickel (Grasshopper-Club Zürich)

Fritz Wagner (Grasshopper-Club Zürich)

Numa Monnard (Fußball Club Basel 1893)

Eugène Walaschek (Servette Football Club Genève)

Lauro Amado (Football Club Lugano)

 

Coach: Karl Rappan (Austria)

 

Team Captain: Severino Minelli

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: - Shirts, - Shorts, - Socks

Note:

1- Alfred Bickel had to withdraw in the 28th minute after an injury.

 

Italy:

Aldo Olivieri (Unione Sportiva Lucchese Libertas)   

Eraldo Monzeglio (Associazione Sportiva Roma)     

Pietro Rava (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)       

Bruno Neri (Associazione Calcio Torino)    

Michele Andreolo (Bologna Football Club)  

Giordano Corsi (Bologna Football Club)  

Egidio Capra (Milan Foot Ball Club)

Giuseppe Meazza (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)  

Silvio Piola (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)    

Giovanni Ferrari (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)   

Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi (Unione Sportiva Triestina)

 

Coach: Vittorio Pozzo

 

Team Captain: Giuseppe Meazza

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: - Shirts, - Shorts, - Socks

Note:

1-Final cap for Bruno Neri (3/0) (1936-1937).

2-Final cap for Giordano Corsi (6/0) (1935-1937).

3-First cap for Egidio Capra.

 

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VII - 44 3 Novembre 1937

(October 31, 1937, Dr. Gerö Cup, Switzerland 2-Italy 2)



Photo From: IFFHS, Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera (1905-1940)

(October 31, 1937, Dr. Gerö Cup, Switzerland 2-Italy 2)



 

Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978

(October 31, 1937, Dr. Gerö Cup, Switzerland 2-Italy 2)


 

Photo From:  Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974

(October 31, 1937, Dr. Gerö Cup, Switzerland 2-Italy 2)


 

Date: December 5, 1937

Competition: Friendly

Result: France 0-Italy 0

Venue: Paris -Parc des Princes

Attendance: 40,000

Referee: Hans Wuetrich (Switzerland)

Kick-off time: -

Goalscorers:

(France): None

(Italy): None

Summary of goals:

-

Lineups:

France:

Laurent Di Lorto (Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard)        

Hector Cazenave (Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard)

Etienne Mattler (Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard)

François Bourbotte (Sporting Club Fivois)

Charles Fosset (Football Club de Metz)

Edmond Delfour (Racing Club de Roubaix) 

Roger Courtois (Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard) 

Oscar Heisserer (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)

Jean Nicolas (Football Club Grand Rouen) 

Emile Veinante (Racing Club de Paris)

Marcel Langiller(Cercle Athlétique de Paris) 

 

Coach: Gaston Barreau

Other Substitutes:

M. Gonzales

Raoul Diagne (Racing Club de Paris)

Alfred Aston (Red Star Olympique-Paris) 

 

Team Captain: Edmond Delfour

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: - Shirts, - Shorts, - Socks

 

Italy:

Aldo Olivieri (Unione Sportiva Lucchese Libertas)   

Eraldo Monzeglio (Associazione Sportiva Roma)     

Pietro Rava (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)       

Pietro Serantoni (Associazione Sportiva Roma)     

Michele Andreolo (Bologna Football Club)  

Ugo Locatelli (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)   

Egidio Capra (Milan Foot Ball Club)

Giuseppe Meazza (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)  

Silvio Piola (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)    

Giovanni Ferrari (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

Pietro Ferraris II (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

 

Coach: Vittorio Pozzo

 

Team Captain: Giuseppe Meazza

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: - Shirts, - Shorts, - Socks

Note:

1-Final cap for Egidio Capra (2/0) (1937).

 

 

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VII - 49 8 Dicembre 1937

(December 5, 1937, France 0-Italy 0)


Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VII - 49 8 Dicembre 1937

(December 5, 1937, France 0-Italy 0)


Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978

(December 5, 1937, France 0-Italy 0)


 

Photo From:  Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974

(December 5, 1937, France 0-Italy 0)


 

Date: May 15, 1938

Competition: Friendly

Result: Italy 6-Belgium 1

Venue: Milano -Stadio Comunale San Siro

Attendance: 25,000

Referee: Peter J. (Peco) Bauwens (Germany)

Kick-off time: -

Goalscorers:

(Italy): Giuseppe Meazza 17 pen, Michele Andreolo 28, Piero Pasinati 58, Silvio Piola 71, 80, 84,

(Belgium): Jean Capelle 2

Summary of goals:

0:1 (2nd minute, Belgium): -

1:1 (17th minute, Italy): -

2:1 (28th minute, Italy): -

3:1 (58th minute, Italy): -

4:1 (71st minute, Italy): -

5:1 (80th minute, Italy): -

6:1 (84th minute, Italy): -

Lineups:

Italy:

Aldo Olivieri (Unione Sportiva Lucchese Libertas)   

Eraldo Monzeglio (Associazione Sportiva Roma)     

Pietro Rava (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)       

Pietro Serantoni (Associazione Sportiva Roma)     

Michele Andreolo (Bologna Football Club)   

Ugo Locatelli (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)   

Piero Pasinati (Unione Sportiva Triestina)

Giuseppe Meazza (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)  

Silvio Piola (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)    

Giovanni Ferrari (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)   

Pietro Ferraris II (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)   

 

Coach: Vittorio Pozzo

 

Team Captain: Giuseppe Meazza

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: - Shirts, - Shorts, - Socks

 

Belgium:

1-Arnold Badjou (Daring Club de Bruxelles Societe Royale)                            

2-Robert Paverick (Royal Antwerp Football Club)                                 

3-Jean Petit (Royal Standard Club Liège)                            

4-John Van Alphen (Royal Beerschot Athletic Club-Antwerpen)                              

5-Emile Stijnen (Royale Olympic Club Charleroi)                                   

6-Alfons De Winter (Royal Beerschot Athletic Club-Antwerpen)   

7-Charles Vanden Wouwer (Royal Beerschot Athletic Club-Antwerpen)         

8- Bernard Voorhoof (Koninklijke Lierse Sportkring)                                       

9-Jean Capelle (Royal Standard Club Liège)                       

10-Raymond Braine (Royal Beerschot Athletic Club-Antwerpen)                              

11-Fernand Buyle (Daring Club de Bruxelles Societe Royale)               

 

Coach: John David ‘Jack’ Butler (England)

 

Team Captain: -

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: - Shirts, - Shorts, - Socks

 

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 20 - 18 Maggio 1938

(May 15, 1938, Italy 6-Belgium 1)



Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978

(May 15, 1938, Italy 6-Belgium 1)



 

Photo From:  Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974

(May 15, 1938, Italy 6-Belgium 1)


Date: May 22, 1938

Competition: Friendly

Result: Italy 4-Yugoslavia 0

Venue: Genova -Stadio Comunale ‘Luigi Ferraris’

Attendance: 25,000

Referee: Alfred Birlem (Germany)

Kick-off time: -

Goalscorers:

(Italy): Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi 6, Silvio Piola 12, Giuseppe Meazza 62 pen, Giovanni Ferrari 84

(Yugoslavia): None

Summary of goals:

1:0 (6th minute, Italy): -

2:0 (12th minute, Italy): -

3:0 (62nd minute, Italy): -

4:0 (84th minute, Italy): -

Lineups:

Italy:

Carlo Ceresoli (Bologna Football Club)   

Alfredo Foni (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)              

Pietro Rava (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)       

Mario Perazzolo (Genova 1893 Associazione Calcio)    

Michele Andreolo (Bologna Football Club)   

Ugo Locatelli (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)   

Piero Pasinati (Unione Sportiva Triestina)

Giuseppe Meazza (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)  

Silvio Piola (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)    

Giovanni Ferrari (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)   

Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi (Unione Sportiva Triestina)

 

Coach: Vittorio Pozzo

 

Team Captain: Giuseppe Meazza

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: Black Shirts, White Shorts, Black? Socks

Note:

1-Final cap for Carlo Ceresoli (8/0) (1934-1938).

 

Yugsolavia:

 

Franjo Glaser (Beogradski SK Beograd)

Bernard Hügl (Gradjanski Zagreb)

Ernest Dubac (Beogradski SK Beograd)

Gustav Lehner (Beogradski SK Beograd)

Zvonko Jazbec (Concordia Zagreb) 

Mirko Kokotovic (Gradjanski Zagreb)

Vilim Sipos (Gradjanski Zagreb)

Aleksandar Petrovic (SK Jugoslavija Beograd)

Frane Matosic (Beogradski SK Beograd)

Aleksandar Tomasevic (BASK Beograd)

Nikola Perlic (SK Jugoslavija Beograd)

 

Coach: Svetozar-Kika Popovic

 

Team Captain: -

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: - Shirts, - Shorts, - Socks

 

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 21 - 25 Maggio 1938

(May 22, 1938, Italy 4-Yugoslavia 0)



 

Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978

(May 22, 1938, Italy 4-Yugoslavia 0)


Photo From:  Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974

(May 22, 1938, Italy 4-Yugoslavia 0)


Italy’s Final squad for the 1938 World Cup:

 

Goalkeepers:

Aldo Olivieri (Unione Sportiva Lucchese Libertas) (October 2, 1910- April 5, 2001)

Guido Masetti (Associazione Sportiva Roma) (November 22, 1907-November 26, 1993)

Carlo Ceresoli (Bologna Football Club) (June 14, 1910-April 22, 1995)

 

Defenders:            

Eraldo Monzeglio (Associazione Sportiva Roma) (June 5, 1906-November 13, 1981)

Pietro Rava (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino) (January 21, 1916- November 5, 2006)   

Alfredo Foni (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino) (November 20, 1911-January 28, 1985)

Aldo Donati (Associazione Sportiva Roma) (September 29, 1910-November 3, 1984)

Mario Genta (Genoa) (March 1, 1912-1993)

Renato Olmi (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano) (July 12, 1914-May 15, 1985)

 

Midfielders:            

Pietro Serantoni (Associazione Sportiva Roma) (December 11, 1906-October 6, 1964)

Michele Andreolo (Bologna Football Club) (September 6, 1912-May 15, 1981)    

Ugo Locatelli (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano) (February 5, 1916-May 28, 1993)

Piero Pasinati (Unione Sportiva Triestina) (July 21, 1910- November 15, 2000)            

Pietro Ferraris II (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano) (February 15, 1912-October 11, 1991)

Amedeo Biavati (Bologna Football Club) (April 4, 1915-April 22, 1979)     

Bruno Chizzo (Unione Sportiva Triestina) (April 19, 1916-August 1969)

Mario Perazzolo (Genoa) (June 7, 1911-August 3, 2001)

 

Strikers:            

Giovanni Ferrari (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano) (December 6, 1907-December 2, 1982)

Giuseppe Meazza (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano) (August 23, 1910-August 21, 1979)

Silvio Piola (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma) (September 29, 1913-October 4, 1996)

Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi (Unione Sportiva Triestina) (March 4, 1914-December 25 (or July 27), 1991) 

Sergio Bertoni (Pisa Calcio) (September 23, 1915-February 2, 1995)

 

Coach: Vittorio Pozzo (March 12, 1886-December 21, 1968)

Assistant: Luigi Burlando (January 23, 1899-December 12, 1967)

Note:

1-For more detail, see:

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/10/compendium-to-1938-world-cup-part-4.html

2-Before leaving for France, the squad trained initially in the Alps, above Stresa, on Lake Maggiore (just like in 1934) in May. This phase was to ‘detoxify’ the players and included rest, relaxation.

Afterwards, they went to Cueno (in Piedmont) for the final phase of preparation. This was where the real physical and tactical training was accomplished.
3-The only survivors from Italy’s 1934 World Cup winning squad were Giuseppe Meazza (now promoted as Captain), Giovanni Ferrari, Eraldo Monzeglio and substitute goalkeeper Guido Masetti.

4- Back-up goalkeeper Guido Masetti was the last surviving Italian player to have witnessed Italy host the World Cup again in 1990. Masetti passed away in 1993.

5-Italians Pietro Rava, Alfredo Foni, Sergio Bertoni and Ugo Locatelli are the only four Italian players to have won the World Cup and the Olympics Title.

 

6-Italy’s Bruno Chizzo (April 19, 1916-August 1969) was Italy’s youngest player in the squad. He did not play a game throughout the tournament.

Aldo Donati (September 29, 1910-November 3, 1984) was also a World Cup champion, though he never played for Italy.

7-Pietro Serantoni (December 11, 1906-October 6, 1964), at 3I years old, was the oldest of Italy’s starters. He was the first of the 1938 World Cup winners to pass away (1964).

 

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 22 - 1 Giugno 1938

(Italy 1938 World Cup squad)



 

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 22 - 1 Giugno 1938

(Italy 1938 World Cup squad)


Date: June 5, 1938

Competition: FIFA World Cup-First Round

Result: Italy 2-Norway 1 (1-0) (1-1) (After Extra Time)

Venue: Marseille -Stade Municipal, France

Attendance: 18,826 (Gate Receipts: 280, 449 Francs)

Referee: Alois Beranek (Austria) (Austria now part of Germany)

Linesmen: G. Bouture (France), Paul Tréhou (France)

Kick-off time: 17:00

Goalscorers:

(Italy): Pietro Ferraris II 2, Silvio Piola 94

(Norway): Arne Brustad 83

Summary of goals:

1:0 (2nd minute, Italy): Norway goalkeeper Henry Johansen was unable to hold Giovanni Ferrari’s shot and Ferraris II scored.

1:1 (83rd minute, Norway): Arne Brustad tied the match for Norway in the 83rd minute from a pass by Knut Brynildsen.

2:1 (94th minute, Italy): Silvio Piola gave Italy the winner, picking up a rebound from a shot by Pasinati.

Lineups:

Italy:

Aldo Olivieri (Unione Sportiva Lucchese Libertas)    

Eraldo Monzeglio (Associazione Sportiva Roma)     

Pietro Rava (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)               

Pietro Serantoni (Associazione Sportiva Roma)     

Michele Andreolo (Bologna Football Club)   

Ugo Locatelli (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

Piero Pasinati (Unione Sportiva Triestina)

Giuseppe Meazza (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)  

Silvio Piola (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)     

Giovanni Ferrari (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

Pietro Ferraris II (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

 

Coach: Vittorio Pozzo

 

Team Captain: Giuseppe Meazza 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Black Socks

Note:

1-Final cap for Eraldo Monzeglio (35/0) (1930-1938).

2-Final cap for Piero Pasinati (11/5) (1936-1938).

 

Norway:

Henry Johansen (Vålerengens Idrettsforening-Oslo)

Rolf Johannessen (Frederikstad Fotballklubb-Ostfold)

Øivind Holmsen (Lyn Ski- og Fotballklubben-Oslo) 

Kristian Henriksen (Lyn Ski- og Fotballklubben-Oslo) 

Nils Eriksen (Captain) (Odds Ballklubbs- Skien tik)  

Rolf Holmberg (Odds Ballklubbs- Skien tik)  

Odd Frantzen (Hardy Sportsklubben)

Reidar Kvammen (Viking –Stavanger Idrettslag)  

Knut Brynildsen (Frederikstad Fotballklubb-Ostfold)

Magnar Isaksen (Lyn Ski- og Fotballklubben-Oslo) 

Arne Brustad (Lyn Ski- og Fotballklubben-Oslo) 

 

Coach: Asbjorn Halvorsen

 

Team Captain: Nils Eriksen 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, White Shorts, Black/White Horizontally striped Socks

Note:

1-For more detail, see:

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/10/compendium-to-1938-world-cup-part-6.html

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/09/world-cup-stories-part-3-third-world_26.html

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/09/world-cup-stories-part-3-third-world_8.html

http://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2015/07/new-addition-politics-and-game-part-one.html

2- Italy lined up three World Cup winners from 1934: Giuseppe Meazza, Giovanni Ferrari and Eraldo Monzeglio. They became the first World Cup winners to play in another World Cup.

3-The venue for this match had originally been planned for Antibes but was later switched to Marseille.

4-This was the first time ever, that a team as a defending Champion took the field in the following World Cup. (Since Uruguay had refused to participate in the 1934 Edition).

4-In the 86th minute, Arne Brustad scored another goal before the end that was ruled out offside. The protests lasted about ten minutes. The Referee Alois Beranek voided the goal after consulting with his linesman.

5-For Italian Manager Vittorio Pozzo, this match showcased some of his side’s weaknesses and changes would be made.

1934 World Cup champions Eraldo Monzeglio would be discarded for the rest of the Tournament, along with the likes of Piero Pasinati and Pietro Ferraris II (despite scoring). They would be replaced with Foni, Biavati and Colaussi.

6-After win over Norway, Pozzo had asked his players the reason for the difficulties.

Meazza responded it’s because they have been training too long in the training camp and therefore need some free time.

Pozzo understood and gave his players some free time.

 

 

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 23 - 8 Giugno 1938

(June 5, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France, Italy 2-Norway 1)


Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978

(June 5, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France, Italy 2-Norway 1)


Photo From:  Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974

(June 5, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France, Italy 2-Norway 1)


Photo From: Il Calcio Illustrato, Giugno 1950, Supplemento Al. No 24

(Italy squad, June 5, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France, Italy 2-Norway 1)


Photo From: La Grande Storia del Calcio Italiano, L'apoteosi di Parigi, Issue 8, April 1965

(Italy squad, June 5, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France, Italy 2-Norway 1)


 

Date: June 12, 1938

Competition: FIFA World Cup-Quarterfinals

Result: France 1-Italy 3 (1-1)

Venue: Paris (Stade de Colombes)-Stade Olympique- Stade Yves du Manoir  

Attendance: 58,455 (or 55,455) (Gate Receipts: 888,171 Francs (or 878, 813, 875, 813 in some sources))

Referee: Louis Baert (Belgium)

Linesmen: Hans Wüthrich (Switzerland), Ivan Eklind (Sweden)

Kick-off time: 17:00

Goalscorers:

(France): Oscar Heisserer 10

(Italy): Luigi Colaussi 9, Silvio Piola 52, 72

Summary of goals:

0:1 (9th minute, Italy): -Luigi Colaussi lobbed the ball in the goal are and Di Lorto crashed into the post as he was attempting to save, and it went in.

1:1 (10th minute, France): Oscar Heisserer tied the match up for France from a pass by Veinante

1:2 (52nd minute, Italy): Silvio Piola gave Italy the lead from pass by Biavati from the right side.

1:3 (72nd minute, Italy): Silvio Piola scored his second by heading in a cross from Biavati.

Lineups:

France:

Laurent Di Lolrto (Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard)

Hector Cazenave (Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard)

Etienne Mattler (captain) (Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard)

Jean Bastien (Olympique de Marseille)

Auguste Jordan (Racing Club de Paris)

Raoul Diagne (Racing Club de Paris)

Alfred Aston (Red Star Olympique-Paris) 

Oscar Heisserer (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)

Jean Nicolas (Football Club Grand Rouen) 

Edmond Delfour (Racing Club de Roubaix) 

Emile Veinante (Racing Club de Paris)

 

Coach: Gaston Barreau

 

Team Captain: Etienne Mattler 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks

 

Italy:

Aldo Olivieri (Unione Sportiva Lucchese Libertas)    

Alfredo Foni (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)               

Pietro Rava (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)               

Pietro Serantoni (Associazione Sportiva Roma)      

Michele Andreolo (Bologna Football Club)   

Ugo Locatelli (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

Amedeo Biavati (Bologna Football Club)    

Giuseppe Meazza (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)  

Silvio Piola (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)     

Giovanni Ferrari (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi (Unione Sportiva Triestina)

 

Coach: Vittorio Pozzo

 

Team Captain: Giuseppe Meazza 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: Black Shirts, Black Shorts, Black Socks

Note:

1-For more detail, see:

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/10/compendium-to-1938-world-cup-part-7.html

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/09/world-cup-stories-part-3-third-world_90.html

2-First cap for Amedeo Biavati.

3-Vittorio Pozzo made some changes from the previous match. Alfredo Foni replaced Eraldo Monzeglio in defense.

Amedeo Biavati replaced Pasinati in the right wing. Gino Colaussi replaced Ferraris II in the left wing.

 

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 24 - 15 Giugno 1938

(June 12, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France 1-Italy 3)



Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 24 - 15 Giugno 1938

(June 12, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France 1-Italy 3)



Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978

(June 12, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France 1-Italy 3)



Photo From:  Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974

(June 12, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France 1-Italy 3)



Photo From:  Le Miroir Des Sports, Issue 1007, June 14, 1938

(June 12, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France 1-Italy 3)



Photo From:  Le Miroir Des Sports, Issue 1007, June 14, 1938

(June 12, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France 1-Italy 3)




Date: June 16, 1938

Competition: FIFA World Cup-Semifinals

Result: Italy 2-Brazil 1 (0-0)

Venue: Marseille -Stade Municipal, France        

Attendance: 33,000 (Gate Receipts: 445,450 Francs)

Referee: Hans Wüthrich (Switzerland)

Linesmen: Alois Beranek (Austria, now part of Germany), Paul Marenco (France)

Kick-off time: 18:00

Goalscorers:

(Italy): Luigi Colaussi 51, Giusepe Meazza 60 pen     

(Brazil): Romeu Pelliciari 87

Summary of goals:

1:0 (51st minute, Italy): Gino Colaussi gave Italy the lead in from a pass by Piola.

2:0 (60th minute, Italy): Giusepe Meazza doubled Italy’s lead from the penalty spot. The penalty kick had been awarded after Domingos Da Guia had fouled Piola in the box, though the ball was out of play and out of bounds.

2:1 (87th minute, Brazil): -

Lineups:

Italy:

Aldo Olivieri (Unione Sportiva Lucchese Libertas)    

Alfredo Foni (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)               

Pietro Rava (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)               

Pietro Serantoni (Associazione Sportiva Roma)     

Michele Andreolo (Bologna Football Club)   

Ugo Locatelli (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

Amedeo Biavati (Bologna Football Club)    

Giuseppe Meazza (captain) (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)  

Silvio Piola (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)     

Giovanni Ferrari (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi (Unione Sportiva Triestina)

 

Coach: Vittorio Pozzo

 

Team Captain: Giuseppe Meazza 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Black Socks

 

Brazil:

Walter de Souza Goulart (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro)
Domingos Antônio da Guia (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro)

Arthur Machado (Fluminense Football Club- Rio de Janeiro

José Procópio Mendes ‘Zezé Procopio’ (Botafogo Football Club- Rio de Janeiro

 Martim Mércio da Silveira (Botafogo Football Club- Rio de Janeiro
Afonso Guimarães da Silva, Afonsinho (Clube de Regatas São Cristóvão- Rio de Janeiro)

José dos Santos Lopes (Sport Club Corinthians Paulista- São Paulo) 

Luís Mesquita de Oliveira, Luizinho  (Società Sportiva Palestra Italia-São Paulo)
Romeu Pellicciari (Fluminense Football Club-
 Rio de Janeiro

José Perácio Berjun (Botafogo Football Club- Rio de Janeiro

Rodolpho Barteczko, Patesko  (Botafogo Football Club- Rio de Janeiro

 

Coach: Adhemar Pimenta

 

Team Captain: Martim Mércio da Silveira 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Blue Shorts, Black Socks

Note:

1-For more detail, see:

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/10/compendium-to-1938-world-cup-part-9.html

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/09/world-cup-stories-part-3-third-world_29.html

http://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2011/11/trivia-and-facts-part-9.html

2-This was the first time that Italy faced a South American Nation in the World Cup.

3-Italy named an unchanged squad from the France match as Pozzo had settled on his strongest squad.
4-Italy Manager Vittorio Pozzo had learned that Brazilians had requisitioned the only plane from Marseille to Paris for the following day after the match.  Pozzo approached the Brazilian delegation at ‘La Ciotat’ at Côte d'Azur
 and asked them to give the tickets to the Italians in case they won.

The Brazilians responded that they were confident of reaching the Final. They offered a place on the plane for Pozzo to go watch the Final along with them.

Pozzo used this incident to spur and motivate his team on.

Afterwards, Brazilians refused to sell the tickets to the Italians and the Italians were forced to go back to Paris by train.

5-Italian Captain Giuseppe Meazza had his shorts’ elastic ripped by a Brazilian defender.

Therefore, he took his penalty kick while holding his shorts up with one hand.

While celebrating, his teammates made a circle around him so that he could change shorts.

6-During the World Cup, it was forbidden for a coach to shout orders to his players on the field. While he was being monitored by two commissioners from FIFA, Vittorio Pozzo would give instructions in Piemontese dialect to his assistant Luigi Burlando, who would then relay the messages to the players on the field.

 

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 25 - 18 Giugno 1938

(June 16, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 2-Brazil 1)



Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 25 - 18 Giugno 1938

(June 16, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 2-Brazil 1)



 

Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978

(June 16, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 2-Brazil 1)


Photo From:  Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974

(June 16, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 2-Brazil 1)


 

Date: June 19, 1938

Competition: FIFA World Cup-Final

Result: Italy 4-Hungary 2 (3-1)

Venue: Paris (Stade de Colombes)-Stade Olympique- Stade Yves du Manoir, France

Attendance: 45,124 (or 55,000) (Gate Receipts: 828,194 Francs)

Referee: Georges Capdeville (France)

Linesmen: Augustin Gustav Krist (Czechoslovakia), Hans Wüthrich (Switzerland)

Kick-off time: 17:00

Goalscorers:

(Italy): Luigi Colaussi 5, 35, Silvio Piola 16, 82

 (Hungary): Pal Titkos 7, Gyorgy Sarosi I 70

Summary of goals:

1:0 (5th minute, Italy): Biavati released Piola on the right who crossed for Colaussi who volleyed Italy’s opener on the left side.

1:1 (7th minute, Hungary): Gyula Zsengeller’s cross was deflected by Foni in the path of Titkos (in some sources Sas is credited as the player who assisted on the goal).

2:1 (16th minute, Italy): Biavati on the wing pulled the ball across for Piola, who in turn laid the ball off for Ferrari. Ferrari could have shot but instead passed instead to Andreolo, who then set up Piola to smash home.

In another source, it is written that Colaussi in the left gave to Piola, who then gave to

Ferrari. Ferrari then passed to Meazza on the right who then set up Piola.

3:1 (35th minute, Italy): In a move started by Foni, reached Meazza who gave to Colaussi. He outpaced Polgar to go ahead and score.

3:2 (70th minute, Hungary): -

4:2 (82nd minute, Italy): Biavati set up Piola to score from a cross from the right.

Lineups:

Italy:

Aldo Olivieri (Unione Sportiva Lucchese Libertas)    

Alfredo Foni (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)               

Pietro Rava (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)               

Pietro Serantoni (Associazione Sportiva Roma)     

Michele Andreolo (Bologna Football Club)   

Ugo Locatelli (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

Amedeo Biavati (Bologna Football Club)    

Giuseppe Meazza (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)  

Silvio Piola (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)     

Giovanni Ferrari (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi (Unione Sportiva Triestina)

 

Coach: Vittorio Pozzo

 

Team Captain: Giuseppe Meazza 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Black Socks

 

Hungary:

Antal Szabo (Hungária Futball Club- Budapest)     

Gyula Polgar (Ferencváros Futball Club- Budapest)     

Sandor Biró (Hungária Futball Club- Budapest)     

Gyula Lázár (Ferencváros Futball Club- Budapest)     

Gyorgy Szücs (Újpest Futball Club- Budapest)     

Antal Szalay (Újpest Futball Club- Budapest)     

Ferenc Sas (Hungária Futball Club- Budapest)     

Gyula Zsengeller (Újpest Futball Club- Budapest)     

Dr. Gyorgy Sarosi (Captain) (Ferencváros Futball Club- Budapest)     

Jeno Vincze (Újpest Futball Club- Budapest)     

Pal Titkos (Hungária Futball Club- Budapest)     

 

Coach: Dr. Karoly Dietz and Albert Schäffer

 

Team Captain: Dr. Gyorgy Sarosi 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, White Shorts, Green Socks

Note:

1-For more detail, see:

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/10/compendium-to-1938-world-cup-part-10.html

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/09/world-cup-stories-part-3-third-world_95.html

2-This was the first time that the defending Champions had reached the Final of the following World Cup.

Italy became the first country to successfully defend the title in World Cup history.
3-The Italians presented an unchanged side for the third straight match.

4-It was reported that Benito Mussolini had sent a telegram to the Italians saying “Victory or death”.
5-Pozzo would consider his 1938 squad as better prepared and equipped than the 1934 one.

Vittorio Pozzo told to ‘La Stampa’, “Italy played with the same style as it had against France and Brazil. Hungary were fast and combative. Their game has improved since their last matches with Italy but are still inferior against an efficient Italian side”.

6-Giuseppe Meazza and Giovanni Ferrari became the first players to play and win in two successive World Cup Finals (and winners as well).

Eralso Monzeglio, another 1934 winner, took part only in Italy’s first match vs. Norway (June 5, 1938, 2-1 win).

Italian Back-up goalkeeper Guido Masetti (November 22, 1907-November 26, 1993) of AS Roma was also part of the 1938 World Cup winning side. He became the only player to be in two World Cup winning sides without playing a single minute in each.

7-Vittorio Pozzo became the first and to this day the only Manager to win two consecutive World Cups.

He also became the first Manager to reach two successive World Cup Finals.

8-Italy became the first non-host winner of the World Cup.

9-Colaussi became the first ever player to score multiple goals in a World Cup Final. He was followed shortly by teammate Silvio Piola.

10-Italian defender Pietro Rava (January 21, 1916- November 5, 2006)   was the only player to have been alive during Italy’s four World Cup wins (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006).

He passed away just months after the 2006 triumph.

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 26 - 22 Giugno 1938

(June 19, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 4-Hungary 2)



Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 26 - 22 Giugno 1938

(June 19, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 4-Hungary 2)



Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 26 - 22 Giugno 1938

(June 19, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 4-Hungary 2)



Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978

(June 19, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 4-Hungary 2)



 

Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978

(June 19, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 4-Hungary 2)


Photo From: Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974

(June 19, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 4-Hungary 2)



Photo From: History of the World Cup, Author Michael Archer

(Italy squad, June 19, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 4-Hungary 2)



 

Photo From: Il Calcio Illustrato, Giugno 1950, Supplemento Al. No 24

(Italy squad, June 19, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 4-Hungary 2)