Saturday, September 5, 2015

tournaments-Part 2 (Mundialito 1980/81)


Mundialito 1980 (Copa de Oro)


The Mundialito (also known as Copa de Oro (Gold Cup)) was a Tournament to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Inaugural World Cup.
Uruguay, who had hosted the very First World Cup, were the also the hosts of this event.
This Mini-Tournament was to involve all the previous World Cup Winners. This included the hosts Uruguay (1930, 1950), Italy (1934,1938), West Germany (1954, 1974), Brazil (1958, 1962, 1970) and Argentina (1978).
The 1966 winners England had also been invited, but they declined to particpate due to an already crowded fixture list. This Tournamnet was held in the middle of the European Football Season (December/January) and the League as well as the clubs were reluctant to release their players for a long journey to another continent. In their place, Holland (runner-ups, 1974, 1978) were invited.
All The matches were to be held in a single venue, Montevideo’s Estadio Centenario.
Uruguay, had been under a Military Dictatorship since 1973. The Military Governmant had set up a Referendum Vote on a new Cosntitution on November 30th, 1980 (just one month prior to the start of the matches).


Photo From: France Football, Issue 1813, January 6, 1981

Many believed their aim was to use this Tournament as part of their victory celebrations and firmly believed the public would support them. However, the voting public rejected this Referendum.
Its Football Team had not qualified for the 1978 World Cup and needed positive displays on the field to reclaim its crowd and honor.
The team managed by, the 1950 World Cup winning goalkeeper, Roque Gastón Maspoli took the preparation for this event to extreme measures and held a training camp for up to 2 ½ months.
The Uruguayan Press had clamored for Luis Cubilla, the Manager of Olimpia Asuncion, to be the National team Manager, but Uruguay Federation President Yamandu Flangini kept faith with Maspoli.
Naturally, the backbone of the squad mainly comprised from the Montevideo’s big two (Peñarol and Nacional). The captain of the team was goalkeeper Rodolfo Rodriguez.  The defense was led by the bearded Hugo De Leon (the only foreign based player on they team, with Brazil’s Gremio). Other standouts included forwards Venancio Ramos, Waldemar Victorino and a midfielder that many were referring to as ‘Uruguay’s Maradona’, Ruben Paz.
Paz was so highly regarded that AC Milan’s Gianni Rivera had traveled to witness the Tournament mainly to scout him among other players.
Brazil had appointed Telê Santana as Manager in 1980, in a bid to get back to its attacking roots following the disappointing attempt from Claudio Coutinho to ‘Europeanize’ Brazil’s Futebol. Santana was a strong and vocal proponent of ‘Jogo Bonita’. He had the misfortune of losing Flamengo star Zico to a late injury just prior to the tournament. Similarly, another forward Reinaldo had to withdraw from the squad due to injury and AS Roma’s Paulo Roberto Falcao was not released by his club (though he did travel there as a commentator for Italian television).
Despite these losses, the team more than made up in talent. The team was to be captained by the freethinking and politically conscious Socrates, who was nominally a midfielder, but was to be used as striker for the Tournament. The rest of the squad included excellent players such as Oscar, Luizinho, Junior, Edvelado, Cerezo, Batista and Paulo Isidoro.
Defending World Cup Champions Argentina, under Manager Cesar Luis Menotti, were confined to Friendly matches until the next World Cup. They had toured Europe in 1979 and 1980 with much success, with Diego Maradona now proclaimed as the number one player in the World. The squad still contained many 1978 World Cup winners, such as Captain Daniel Passarella, Ubaldo Fillol, Luis Galvan, Alberto Tarantini, Jorge Olguin, Americo Gallego, Leopoldo Luque, Osvaldo Ardiles, Daniel Bertoni and Mario Kempes.
The trio of Ardiles, Bertoni and Kempes had been called up despite Menotti’s reluctance to select foreign based players. One of Menotti’s main concerns was to experiment Kempes and Maradona’s interplay.
The recent UEFA European Championship winners West Germany came with full confidence. They had been managed by Juup Derwall since the end of the 1978 World Cup. Helmut Schoen’s former assistant had dispensed of some of the old guard and had created a rejuvenated efficient squad. They had been undefetaed for 23 macthes since he had taken over.
The backbone of the team consisted of Captain Bernard Dietz, goalkeeper Harald Schuamcher, defenders Manfred Kaltz, Karlheinz Foerster, Hans-Peter Briegel, midfielders such as Hansi Muller and Felix Magath. Horst Hrbesch was the aerial striking threat along with the newly crowned France Football’s Ballon d’Or (European Player of the year) Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
The Germans could not call up Uli Stielieke and Bernd Schuster as their Spanish employers (Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively) would not release them. However, veteran Rainer Bonhof was back in the squad after making peace with Hansi Muller following a dispute.
Holland were somewhat in disarray, with their 1982 World Cup Qualification hopes already in jeopardy after losses to Republic of Ireland and Belgium.
They traveled with a relatively young squad that did not include mainstays such as Ruud Krol, Johann Neeskens, Johnny Rep and Michel van de Korput.
Ipswich Town also would not release Arnold Muhren and Frans Thijssen.
Dutch Manager Jan Zwartkruis had taken the opportunity to prepare a team for the future. He selected many players from the in-form team of the Dutch League AZ’67 Alkmaar.
Enzo Bearzot also took the opportunity to select a squad with experimentation in mind. Italy was beset with the Totonero scandal and due to suspensions; Bearzot could not call upon Paolo Rossi and Bruno Giordano.
The Italian league had postponed two rounds of the Serie A to help preparations. Unfortunately for him, this was only the Serie A. The aforementioned Totonero Scandal had led to the forced relegation of AC Milan. Beazrot had been hoping to include AC Milan defenders Fulvio Collovati and a then-uncapped Franco Baresi. However, AC Milan would not release them since they had scheduled matches around the time of the Tournament (In the end Franco’s brother, Giuseppe of Inter was selected). Italian Press, who felt he was too rigid and always maintained the same men, constantly criticized Enzo Bearzot. He chose to leave at home team national team mainstays, the Juventus trio of captain and goalkeeper Dino Zoff, along with Franco Causio and Roberto Bettega. This was to get a closer look at Inter goalkeeper Ivano Bordon, AS Roma’s Bruno Conti and Inter striker Alessandro Altobelli.
Other newcomers included AS Roma’s Carlo Ancelotti, Perugia’s Salvatore Bagni and Como defender Pietro Vierchowod. The squad nevertheless retained many of its regulars like Cabrini, Scirea, Gentile, Graziani and stand-in captain for the Tournament Giancarlo Antognoni.
The already under-fire Italians also had to endure the tragic death of the National Team’s General Manager Gigi Peronace (aged 55) who died on December 29th due to a heart attack, in the Team Hotel in the arms of Enzo Bearzot. The Italians would wear black armbands in his memory in their matches.
The six teams were to be placed in two Groups with the winner of each Group to dispute the Final. The Hosts Uruguay, who had been training for a couple of months now, were drawn in Group A with Italy and Holland. Both of these team, in contrast, had only had three days of training.
Brazil (with 12 full days of training), Argentina and West Germany were drawn in Group B.
The South American Nations each tested themselves in practice matches vs. Switzerland who were touring South America. They each defeated Switzerland in the space of four days. Argentina defeated them (5-0) on December 16th, Uruguay won (4-0) on December 18th and Brazil won (2-0) on December 20th.
Uruguay and Holland kicked off the Tournament, just before the end of the calendar year, on December 30th. The home side was more adventurous and technical. They were especially good moving forward on the wings and dominated. For Holland, Willy van der Kerkhof played as Libero with Martin Jol was assigned to police Ruben Paz.


Photo From: France Football, Issue 1814, January 13, 1981
(Ruben Paz and Ernie Brandts, December 30, 1980, Mundialito, Uruguay 2-Holland 0)

In the 31st Minute, Paz was able to get away from Jol and sent Morales clear on the left side, he pulled the ball back for Ramos who scored.
Just before halftime, Victorino, at the far post,  headed in a corner taken from the right and headed across at the near post.


Photo From: de Internationals, de Historie van Oranje, Authors Matty Verkamman, Henri van der Steen, John Volkers
(Martin Jol, December 30, 1980, Mundialito, Uruguay 2-Holland 0)

In the other Group, Argentina and West Germany squared off on New Year’s Day. Both squads played in a 4-4-2 formation, with Argentina playing with a zonal defense and the Germans with man to man marking.
Argentina were in general better and had more of the possession.
Beforehand, Derwall had talked about deploying Bonhof as a left back, but he clearly played as a Libero. Afterwards, Derwall said this was to confuse Menotti.
Briegel was put in charge of Maradona and essentially marked him out of the game. Maradona himself praised and acknowledged Briegel’s achievement. Briegel’s work was even more noteworthy given that he did not have to resort to over physical and brutal methods.


Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 23, February 1982
(Karlheinz Foerster and Ramon Diaz, January 1, 1981, Mundialito, Argentina 2-West Germany 1)

Mario Kempes’ Tournament ended after the first half when he had to be replaced due to injury.
The Germans went ahead first in the 41st minute. Hansi Muller took a corner from the left and Hrubesch headed it in.
Argentina had to wait near the end to score its goals. With six minutes to go, a corner was taken from the right and Passarella headed it. The bounce led to a mix-up between Schumacher and Kaltz and the Hamburg defender accidentally deflected it in.
A few minutes later, Valencia took the ball from defense and went with it all the way near the West German penalty area and released the ball for Ramon Diaz, on the right, who chipped Schumacher from a narrow angle.


Photo From: Foot Magazine, Issue 9, January 1982
(Diego Maradona and Hans-Peter Briegel, January 1, 1981, Mundialito, Argentina 2-West Germany 1)

This was West Germany’s first ever defeat under Derwall after 23 unbeaten matches.
On January 3rd, Uruguay hosted Italy for the second match in Group A with Gianni Rivera and Juan Schiaffino in the audience.
Uruguay made with no changes from the previous match. For the Italians, Bordon played his first full match for Italy. This turned out to be the most violent and negative match of the Cup with five bookings and three sending offs.
Italy were a more difficult opponent than the Dutch for the hosts.
In a game that featured tight marking from both sides, the organizers Paz and Antognoni stood out.
The deadlock was only broken midway through the second half.


Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 24, March 1982
(Giancarlo Antognoni, January 3, 1981, Mundialito, Uruguay 2-Italy 0)

In the 67th minute, Uruguay were awarded a penalty kick after Martinez was fouled by Oriali in the box. Tempers flared and the Italians contested the penalty decision to no avail.
Julio César Morales scored from the spot to give Uruguay the lead. Just a few minutes later, José Moreira and Antonio cabrini were both sent off.
After Moreira was sent off, Julio César Morales was immeditaley replaced with defender Victor Diogo.


Photo From: Onze, Issue 62, February 1981
(Marco Tardelli and Ruben Paz, January 3, 1981, Mundialito, Uruguay 2-Italy 0)

With less than ten minutes remaining, Diogo dispossessed Marini and gave the ball to Ramos on the right side. Ramos crossed into the box for Victorino who trapped it, controlled and scored.
Near the end, Marco Tardelli was sent off after a foul on Paz.
Uruguay qualified for the Final with the win.
The following day, Brazil and Argentina took the field. Argentina once again started with 4-4-2 formation, while a more offensive Brazil played 4-3-3.
With Kempes out injured, Maradona was pushed in the attack and Barbas started in midfield.
For Brazil, Paulo Isidoro started in place of Renato.


Photo From: France Football, Issue 1814, January 13, 1981 2
(Jorge Olguin and Ze Sergio, January 4, 1981, Mundialito, Argentina 1-Brazil 1)

Argentina scored first in the first half. In the 30th minute, Maradona got hold of the ball in the right side touchline. He went towards the goal and from a narrow took a hard shot and gave Argentina the lead.
Early in the second half, Brazil tied up the match. After a corner from the left side, the ball bounced around in the goalmouth between players, it finally reached an unmarked Edevaldo on the right side and he blasted it past Fillol.


Photo From: El Grafico Number 3196, 1981
(Diego Maradona, January 4, 1981, Mundialito, Argentina 1-Brazil 1)

Brazil dominated after the goal. Brazil lost its goalkeeper Carlos in the 67th minute for the Tournament as he was injured. João Leite took his place for the remainder of the Cup.
At the final whistle there was a fight between some of the players. Paulo Isidoro kicked Valencia, Maradona joined in to help his teammate and Edevaldo tried to stop Maradona. The police had to restore order.
The Referee did not take any disciplinary action, as he was unable to see how the fight had broken out.


Photo From: El Grafico Number 3196, 1981
(The fight at the end of match, January 4, 1981, Mundialito, Argentina 1-Brazil 1)

On January 6th, Group A was concluded with the inconsequential match between Italy and Holland. The sending offs of Cabrini and Tardelli in the previous match had forced Bearzot to start Pietro Vierchowod and Carlo Ancelotti.  Gabriele Oriali was also rested and Giuseppe Baresi started.
Roberto Pruzzo started as striker in place of Altobelli.
For Holland, Spelbos and Kist were out and Arntz and Valke started.


Photo From: Onze, Issue 63, March 1981
(Gaetano Scirea and Ben Wijnestekers, January 6, 1981, Mundialito, Italy 1-Holland 1)

The debutant Ancelloti gave Italy the lead in the 7th minute, from a long range shot from outside of the box.
Just eight minutes later, Holland Captain Jan peters scored from even farther long-range effort (reminiscent of Holland’s goals vs. Italy in 1978).


Photo From: Onze, Issue 63, March 1981
(Jan Peters and Giampiero Marini, January 6, 1981, Mundialito, Italy 1-Holland 1)

The next day, the fate of Group B was decided when Brazil took on West Germany. The Germans were missing Hrubesch who was ill. Their only change was the inclusion of Mirko Votava.
Hrubesch’s absence would be sorely felt as he provided not only aerial power but also support to Rummenigge up front.
Brazil were excellent in this match and delighted the viewing audience.
West Germany surprisingly took the lead in the 54tgh minute. Rummenigge crossed from the right, it missed Allofs but reached Hansi Muller on the left side unmarked. He crossed it back for Allofs to tap in.


Photo From: Chronik des deutschen fussballs, 2005
(January 7, 1981, Mundialito, Brazil 4-West Germany 1)

Brazil tied the match just two minutes from a free kick from Junior.
They took the lead in the 61st minute, when Edevaldo from the right crossed into the box for Cerezo to volley home.
In the 76th minute, Socrates gets a pass on the right side; he took the ball towards the touchline, with Schumacher already committed, and crossed into the goalmouth for Serginho to score into the empty net.
In the 82nd minute, a cross from the middle released Serginho; he controled, turned and in turn sent Ze Sergio clear. Ze Sergio got past Schumacher and from a narrow angle scored with a low shot.


Photo From: Onze, Issue 65, May 1981
(Rainer Bonhof and Tita, January 7, 1981, Mundialito, Brazil 4-West Germany 1)

This was West Germany’s worst defeat since losing to France (3-6) during the 1958 World Cup.
Bonhof who had been good vs. Argentina was disappointing for this match, like most of his German teammates. Their performance was far below their standards and seemed indifferent. Derwall was even asked if they had lost on purpose.
Argentina Manager Cesar Luis Menotti stated that he did not believe that they lost on purpose, but were certainly undisciplined.
He remarked that the Germans were excellent at man to man marking, but somehow left a lot of space against Brazil.
Menotti said that Argentina’s conscience is clear as far their performances, but West Germany could not say the same.
With the goal difference, Brazil qualified for the Final that was a replay of the 1950 World cup Final.
The Final took place on January 10th. Uruguay’s only change from its first two matches was the inclusion of Diogo who deputized for the suspended Moreira.
Brazil were unchanged from the West Germany match.
In the First half Uruguay very cautious and Brazil was not as adventurous as the match vs. West Germany.
Uruguay had to repalce the injured Eduardo De la Peña in the 36th minute by Jorge Barrios.
Match came to life after the first goal scored in the 50th minute by Uruguay.
Venancio Ramos sent Paz clear on the right side, he cut in and took a shot that Leite parried, and Ramos immediately laid the rebound for Barrios to score.


Photo From: Onze, Issue 65, May 1981
(Paulo Isidoro, Morales and Edevaldo, January 10, 1981, Mundialito, Uruguay 2-Brazil 1)

After Uruguay’s goal, Serginho replaced Tita and moved in the front line. Socrates dropped back in midfield. Paulo Isidoro moved on the right wing to occupy the spot vacated by Tita.
In the 62nd minute, Socrates was fouled Walter Olivera in the box. Socrates scored from the spot kick himself.
With ten minutes remaining, a free kick was taken on the right side by Ramos. The cross was intended for the near post, but missed, but waiting in the far post was Victorino who headed in from close range to score his third goal in as many matches.


Photo From: Onze, Issue 67, July 1981
(Edevaldo and Martinez , January 10, 1981, Mundialito, Uruguay 2-Brazil 1)

Just like 1950, Uruguay won (2-1) and claimed the title and Rodolfo Rodriguez lifted the trophy.
Waldemar Victorino ended as the top goalscorer with three goals.
Brazil’s Toninho Cerezo was voted as the best player of the Tournament.
Uruguay’s Rodriguez, De Leon, Martinez and Krasouski received much praise.
Many would have predicted Uruguay to do well in the World Cup following this triumph, so it was very surprising that they did not even qualify for the World Cup. They were eliminated in a Group won by Peru. This left many wondering whether they were really a good team or just beneficiary of home field advantage.


Photo From: El Grafico Number 3197, 1981
(Rodolfo Rodriguez lifting the trophy , January 10, 1981, Mundialito, Uruguay 2-Brazil 1)


For Brazil, Edevaldo, Junior, Luizinho, Cerezo, Ze Sergio and Paulo Isidoro stood out.
Despite their defeat in the Final, Brazil would continue to implement Santana’s attacking ideas and would be the Neutrals’ favorite by the time the World Cup rolled around.
By then a fit Zico and Falcao would be included. Socrates would move back to the midfield. Many players who take part in this Cup would also be present at the World Cup.
There would be some changes. Valdir Peres would become Brazil’s starting goalkeeper. Despite his excellent performances in this Cup, Leandro would supplant Edevaldo as starting right back. João Leite and Ze Sergio did not make the World Cup squad.
For Argentina, this Tournament marked the end of the road for Leopoldo Luque and he was not called up again. Ramon Diaz would become the main striker. Menotti did not get a chance to fully test the Kempes and Maradona combination.
They came away looking good, but would struggle by the time of the World Cup on European soil, despite the presence of Maradona.
The Italians already weakened before they had even started came back disappointed, not to mention dealing with the tragic death of Gigi Peronace. On the field, Bearzot could not make conclusive analysis as circumstances had forced him to make more changes that he would have wanted. Alessandro Altobelli who was given an opportunity to start did not grab his chance, nor did fellow striker Roberto Pruzzo.
An angry Bearzot later stated that if he knew his squad would be treated so disrespectfully by the hosts, he would have opposed participation in this Tournament (The violence in the match with Uruguay). He stated that England Manager Ron Greenwood had been right and justified to miss this Tournament. Most of his anger was directed towards the Referee of the Uruguay Match, the Spanish Emilio Guruceta. Guruceta had insulted and used profanities towards Conti and Graziani, who were appealing his penalty kick decision. Bearzot had planned to report Guruceta to FIFA.
It is worth remembering, Emilio Guruceta was the Referee that years later was alleged to have taken bribes in favor of Anderlecht in their UEFA Cup semifinal vs. Nottingham Forest in 1984. Guruceta was killed in a traffic accident on February 25, 1987.
Nevertheless, Bearzot would stick to his guns and select his players, despite pressure from the press to dispense with the old guard, and with Paolo Rossi back after suspension would triumph in the World Cup.
The even more weakened Dutch squad were in disarray. There was such criticism from their own Media that they issued a blackout with Dutch reporters. Jan Zwartkruis could take no more and resigned upon retuning home. It would take years for Holland to rise from the ashes. They had to wait the ascent of Gullit/van Basten generation.
For the Germans, their performance vs. Brazil had tarnished their reputation. There were reports of off-field indiscipline as well. It was reported that one night, Rummenigge, Kaltz, Muller and Briegel had broken curfew and left the team hotel and gone out. Derwall reprimanded the players the next day. It was also alleged by Hotel sources that the West German players had drank as much as 1200 bottles of beer during their stay.
After the Tournament, Rainer Bonhof was never called up again. In the following months, Derwall would re-integrate Paul Breitner much to the objection of captain Bernard Dietz. As a result Derwall would exclude Dietz from the squad. The Germans ended as runners-up in the World Cup.
For its time, this Tournament was an attractive idea as it assembled former winners, but its timing during the season left much to be desired.
Before the Tournament, there was even talk that Italy might host a similar event in 1984, but that idea was scrapped.
While all three South American performed well, the Europeans’ performances were disappointing. The Tournament played in the middle of the European season could not be judged adequately as these selections were clearly not at full strength. Their priorities were the World Cup qualifiers and in hindsight perhaps should have rested their players during the Christmas Break, given their halfhearted performances.




Mundialito Squads

Group A

Holland:
Goalkeepers:
1- Willem Petrus ‘Pim’ Doesburg (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
18- Johannes Franciscus ‘Hans’ van Breukelen (Football Club Utrecht)

Defenders:
2-
Huibertus Johannes Nicolaas ‘Ben’ Wijnstekers (Feyenoord Rotterdam)
3- Ronald Spelbos (AZ (Alkmaar Zaanstreek) '67 -Alkmaar)
4- Ernestus Wilhelmus Johannes ‘Ernie’ Brandts (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) 
5- Hugo Harmanus Hovenkamp (AZ (Alkmaar Zaanstreek) '67 -Alkmaar)
7- Maarten Cornelis ‘Martin’ Jol (Football Club Twente Enschede)
12- Johannes Antonius Bernardus ‘John’ Metgod (AZ (Alkmaar Zaanstreek) '67 -Alkmaar
17-Pieter ‘Piet’ Wildschut (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)

Midfielders:
 6- Wilhelmus Antonius ‘Willy’ van de Kerkhof 
(Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)  
8- Johannes Wilhelmus ‘Jan’ Peters (captain) (AZ (Alkmaar Zaanstreek) '67 -Alkmaar)
13- Machiel ‘Michel’ Valke (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
16- Petrus Wilhelmus ‘Peter’ Arntz (AZ (Alkmaar Zaanstreek) '67 -Alkmaar)

Strikers:
 9- Cornelis 'Kees' Kist (AZ (Alkmaar Zaanstreek) '67 -Alkmaar)  
10- Reinier Lambertus ‘René’ van de Kerkhof (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
11- Petrus Heinrich Gerardus ‘Pierre’ Vermeulen   (Feyenoord Rotterdam)
14- Cornelis Thomas Henri Maria ‘Pier’ Tol (AZ (Alkmaar Zaanstreek) '67 -Alkmaar
15- Antonius Wilhelmus Maltheus Theodora ‘Toine’ van Mierlo (Willem II Tilburg)

Coach: Jan Zwartkruis


Italy:
Goalkeepers:
1-Ivano Bordon (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)  
12-Giovanni Galli (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)
Giuseppe Zinetti  (Bologna Football Club) (Dropped to make way for Zaccarelli)

Defenders:
2-Giuseppe Baresi (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) 
3-Antonio Cabrini (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
4-Claudio Gentile (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
5-Gaetano Scirea (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
6-Pietro Vierchowod (Como Calcio)

Midfielders:
7-Carlo Ancelotti (Associazione Sportiva Roma)
8-Giancarlo Antognoni (captain) (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)
9-Giampiero Marini (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)  
10-Gabriele Oriali (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)  
11-Marco Tardelli (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
13-Renato Zaccarelli (Torino Calcio 1906)

Strikers:
14-Salvatore Bagni (Associazione Calcio Perugia)
15-Bruno Conti (Associazione Sportiva Roma)
16-Alessandro Altobelli (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) 
17-Francesco Graziani (Torino Calcio 1906)
18-Roberto Pruzzo (Associazione Sportiva Roma)

Coach: Enzo Bearzot


Uruguay:
Goalkeepers:
1- Rodolfo Sergio Rodríguez (Club Nacional de Football Montevideo)
12- Fernando Harry Alvez Mosquera (Club Atlético Peñarol Montevideo)

Defenders:
2-Walter Daniel Olivera (Club Atlético Peñarol Montevideo)
3- Hugo Eduardo De León Rodriguez (Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense / Brazil)    
4- José Hermes Moreira (Club Nacional de Football Montevideo)
6-Daniel Martínez (Danubio Fútbol Club Montevideo) 
14-Nelson Luis Marcenaro (Club Atlético Peñarol Montevideo)
15- Víctor Hugo Diogo Silva  (Club Atlético Peñarol Montevideo

Midfielders:
5-Ariel José Krasouski (Montevideo Wanderers Football Club)
8-Eduardo Maria De la Peña (Club Nacional de Football Montevideo)
10- Ruben Walter Paz Márquez (Club Atlético Peñarol Montevideo)
16- Arsenio Roberto Luzardo (Club Nacional de Football Montevideo)
17- Jorge Walter Barrios (Montevideo Wanderers Football Club)


Strikers:
7- Venancio Ariel Ramos Villanueva (Club Atlético Peñarol Montevideo
9-Waldemar Victorino (Club Nacional de Football Montevideo)
11-Julio César Morales (Club Nacional de Football Montevideo)
13-Jorge Luis Siviero (Institución Atlética Sud América - Montevideo)
18-Ernesto Vargas (Club Atlético Peñarol Montevideo)  

Coach: Roque Gastón Maspoli



Group B

Argentina:
Goalkeepers:
1- Ubaldo Matildo Fillol (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
12-Hector Rodolfo Baley (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)

Defenders:
2- Luis Adolfo Galván (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)
3- Alberto César Tarantini (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
4- Jorge Mario Olguín (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)
6- Daniel  Alberto Passarella (captain) (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
17- José Daniel Vantuyne   (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)
18- Víctor Ocano  (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)

Midfielders:
5- Américo Rubén Gallego (Club Atlético Newell´s Old Boys –Rosario)
8- Osvaldo Cesar Ardiles (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club –London / England)
13-Carlos Guillermo Fren (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)
15- Juan Alberto Barbas (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)
16-Jose Daniel Valencia (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)

Strikers:
7-Daniel Ricardo Bertoni (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze / Italy)
9- Ramon Angel Diaz (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
10- Diego Armando Maradona (Asociacion Atletica Argentinos Juniors- Buenos Aires)
11- Mario Alberto Kempes (Valencia Club de Fútbol / Spain)
14-Leopoldo Jacinto Luque (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)

Coach: Cesar Luis Menotti


Brazil:
Goalkeepers:
1-Carlos Roberto Gallo (Associação Atlética Ponte Preta- São Paulo)
12- João Leite da Silva Neto (Clube Atlético Mineiro- Belo Horizonte)
Valdir de Arruda Peres  (São Paulo Futebol Clube- São Paulo) (called up after Carlos was injured in the first match)

Defenders:
2-’Edevaldode Freitas (Fluminense Football Club- 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)       
13- Getúlio Costa de Oliveira  (São Paulo Futebol Clube- São Paulo) 
15- Edino Nazareth Filho Edinho(Fluminense Football Club- Rio de Janeiro)  


Midfielders:
5- João ‘Batista’ da Silva (Sport Club Internacional- Porto Alegre)
8- Antonio Carlos ‘Toninho Cerezo’ (Clube Atlético Mineiro- Belo Horizonte) 
10- Carlos ‘Renato’ Frederico (São Paulo Futebol Clube- São Paulo)         
14-Alcides Fonseca JuniorJuninho ‘(Associação Atlética Ponte Preta- São Paulo)
16-’Paulo Isidoro’ de Jesus (Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense) 

Strikers:
7- Mílton Queiroz da Paixão Tita’ (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro)
9-
Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira (Sport Club Corinthians Paulista- São Paulo)
11-
José Sérgio PrestiZé Sérgio’ (São Paulo Futebol Clube- São Paulo)
17- Sérgio BernardinoSerginho Chualapa’ (São Paulo Futebol Clube- São Paulo)
18-ÉderAleixo de Assis (Clube Atlético Mineiro- Belo Horizonte)  


Coach: Telê Santana


West Germany:
Goalkeepers:
1- Harald Anton ‘Toni’ Schumacher (1. Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e.V.)
12-Eike Immel (Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund 1909 e.V.

Defenders:
2-Manfred Kaltz
(Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V.) 
4- Karlheinz Förster (Verein für Bewegungspiele Stuttgart 1893 e.V.)
5- Bernard Dietz (captain) (Meidericher Spielverein 02 e.V. Duisburg)
13-Kurt Niedermayer (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
14-Wilfried Hannes (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 eV Mönchengladbach)

Midfielders:
3-Rainer Bonhof (1. Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e.V.) 
6- Hans-Peter Briegel (1.Fußball-Club e.V. Kaiserslautern) 
7- Felix Wolfgang Magath (Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V.)
10- Hans Peter ‘Hansi’ Muller (Verein für Bewegungspiele Stuttgart 1893 e.V.)
15- Miroslav ‘Mirko’ Votava (Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund 1909 e.V.)
16-Wolfgang Dremmler (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)

Strikers:
8-Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
9-Horst Hrubesch (Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V.)
11-Klaus Allofs (Düsseldorfer Turn-und Sportverein Fortuna 1895 e.V)
17-Karl Allgöwer (Verein für Bewegungspiele Stuttgart 1893 e.V.)
18-Ronald Borchers (Eintracht Frankfurt e.V.)

Coach: Josef ‘Jupp’ Derwall



1980/81 Mundialito Matches:

Group A
December 30, 1980- Montevideo- Estadio Centenario
Referee:  Enrique Labo (Peru)
Uruguay 2-Holland 0 (Vennacio Ramos 31, Waldemar Victorino 45)
Uruguay : 1- Rodolfo Rodríguez (captain) , 2-Walter Olivera,  3-Hugo De Leon, 4- José Moreira,  6-Daniel Martínez,  5-Ariel José Krasouski, 7-Venancio Ramos, 8-Eduardo De la Peña, 10-Ruben Paz, 9-Waldemar Victorino, 11-Julio César Morales (18-Ernesto Vargas 75th)
Booked : Eduardo De la Peña
Other subs : 12-Fernando Alvez, 14-Nelson Marcenaro, 15-Victor Diogo, 16- Arsenio  Luzardo , 17-Jorge Barrios

Holland:  1- Pim Doesburg, 2- Ben Wijnstekers, 3- Ronald Spelbos (13- Michel Valke 64th ), 4- Ernie Brandts, 5- Hugo Hovenkamp, 6- Willy van de Kerkhof , 7- Martin Jol , 8- Jan Peters (captain),  9- Kees Kist,  10- René van de Kerkhof (15- Toine van Mierlo 46th ), 11- Pierre Vermeulen
Booked : Ronald Spelbos, Ernie Brandts

Other Subs :  18- Hans van Breukelen, 12- John Metgod,  14- Pier Tol  



Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989
(Holland squad, top, left to right: Hugo Hovenkamp, Kees Kist, Martin Jol, Ernie Brandts,  Ronald Spelbos, Pierre Vermeulen , Bottom, left to right: René van de Kerkhof,  Pim Doesburg, Ben Wijnstekers, Jan Peters, Willy van de Kerkhof, December 30, 1980, Mundialito, Uruguay 2-Holland 0)

Photo From: Placar, Issue 556, January 5, 1981
(Uruguay squad, top, left to right: Rodolfo Rodríguez, Walter Olivera, Eduardo De la Peña, Waldemar Victorino, Ariel José Krasouski, Julio César Morales, Venancio Ramos, Daniel Martínez,   José Moreira, Ruben Paz, Hugo De Leon,   December 30, 1980, Mundialito, Uruguay 2-Holland 0)
Note: it is possible that this could be the lineup for the Italy match as well, since the starting lineup was the same





January 3, 1981- Montevideo- Estadio Centenario
Referee:  Emilio Guruceta Muru (Spain)
Uruguay 2-Italy 0 (Julio César Morales 67 pen, Waldemar Victorino 81)
Uruguay : 1- Rodolfo Rodríguez (captain) , 2-Walter Olivera,  3-Hugo De Leon, 4- José Moreira,  6-Daniel Martínez,  5-Ariel José Krasouski, 7-Venancio Ramos, 8-Eduardo De la Peña, 10-Ruben Paz, 9-Waldemar Victorino, 11-Julio César Morales (15-Victor Diogo 69th)
Booked : Ariel José Krasouski, Walter Olivera, Waldemar Victorino
Sent-off: José Moreira 69
Other subs : 12-Fernando Alvez, 14-Nelson Marcenaro, 17-Jorge Barrios, 18-Ernesto Vargas

Italy:  1-Ivano Bordon,  3-Antonio Cabrini, 4-Claudio Gentile, 5-Gaetano Scirea, 10-Gabriele Oriali,  9-Giampiero Marini , 8-Giancarlo Antognoni (captain), 11-Marco Tardelli, 15-Bruno Conti, 16-Alessandro Altobelli  (18-Roberto Pruzzo 46th), 17-Francesco Graziani
Booked : Claudio Gentile , Gabriele Oriali
Sent-off: Antonio Cabrini 69, Marco Tardelli 86

Other Subs :  12-Giovanni Galli, 2-Giuseppe Baresi,  7-Carlo Ancelotti, 14-Salvatore Bagni 

Photo From: Placar, Issue 556, January 5, 1981
(Italy squad, top, left to right: Francesco Graziani, Gaetano Scirea, Ivano Bordon, Alessandro Altobelli  , Giampiero Marini , Claudio Gentile, Bottom, left to right:    Antonio Cabrini, Gabriele Oriali, Bruno Conti, Giancarlo Antognoni, Marco Tardelli,  ,  January 3, 1981, Mundialito, Uruguay 2-Italy 0)





January 6, 1981- Montevideo- Estadio Centenario
Referee:  Franz Woehrer (Austria)
Italy 1-Holland 1 (Carlo Ancelotti 7 / Jan Peters 15)
Italy : 1-Ivano Bordon,  2-Giuseppe Baresi,  4-Claudio Gentile, 5-Gaetano Scirea, 6-Pietro Vierchowod,  7-Carlo Ancelotti,  8-Giancarlo Antognoni  (captain), 9-Giampiero Marini,  15-Bruno Conti (14-Salvatore Bagni 46th), 17-Francesco Graziani, 18-Roberto Pruzzo
Booked: Marini, Scirea
Other Subs: 12-Giovanni Galli, 10-Gabriele Oriali,  13-Renato Zaccarelli, 16-Alessandro Altobelli 

Holland:  1- Pim Doesburg, 2- Ben Wijnstekers, 4- Ernie Brandts, 5- Hugo Hovenkamp, 6- Willy van de Kerkhof , 16- Peter Arntz (12- John Metgod 57th),  7- Martin Jol , 8- Jan Peters (captain), 13- Michel Valke,  10- René van de Kerkhof (14- Pier Tol 75th), 11- Pierre Vermeulen
Booked :  Peter Arntz
Other Subs :  18- Hans van Breukelen,  3-Ronald Spelbos, 15- Toine van Mierlo



Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, Supplement 3, 1982
(Italy squad, top, left to right: Roberto Pruzzo, Ivano Bordon, Gaetano Scirea, Francesco Graziani, Carlo Ancelotti, Claudio Gentile  , Bottom, left to right:   Giuseppe Baresi, Giampiero Marini, Bruno Conti,  Giancarlo Antognoni , Pietro Vierchowod,  January 6, 1981, Mundialito, Italy 1-Holland 1)


Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989
(Holland squad, top, left to right: Jan Peters,   Pim Doesburg, Ben Wijnstekers, Pierre Vermeulen , Peter Arntz, Michel Valke,  Martin Jol, Ernie Brandts, Willy van de Kerkhof, René van de Kerkhof, Hugo Hovenkamp,  January 6, 1981, Mundialito, Italy 1-Holland 1)




Final table              P   W   D   L  GF  GA  GD  Pts
1-Uruguay             2    2    0   0     4     0    +4     4
2-Holland              2     0    1   1    1     3    -2      1
3-Italy                   2     0    1    1     1    3    -2      1

P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Points



Group B
January 1, 1981- Montevideo- Estadio Centenario
Referee:  Augusto Lamo Castilla (Spain)
Argentina 2-West Germany 1 (Manfred Kaltz (own goal) 84 , Ramon Díaz 88 / Horst Hrubesch 41          )
Argentina : 1- Ubaldo Fillol, 2- Luis Galván, 3- Alberto Tarantini, 4- Jorge Olguín, 6- Daniel Passarella (captain), 5- Américo Gallego , 8- Osvaldo Ardiles, 10- Diego Maradona, 7-Daniel Bertoni (14-Leopoldo Luque 68th),
9- Ramon Diaz, 11- Mario Kempes (16-Jose Valencia 46th )
Booked : Jose Valencia

West Germany:   1- Harald Schumacher, 2-Manfred Kaltz, 3-Rainer Bonhof, 4- Karlheinz Förster, 6- Hans-Peter Briegel, 5- Bernard Dietz (captain), 7- Felix Magath, 10- Hansi Muller, 11-Klaus Allofs, 9-Horst Hrubesch, 8-Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Booked : Hansi Muller



Photo From: Placar, Issue 556, January 5, 1981
(West Germany squad, top, left to right: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Hansi Muller, Klaus Allofs, Felix Magath, Karlheinz Förster, Rainer Bonhof, Horst Hrubesch , Hans-Peter Briegel, Manfred Kaltz, Harald Schumacher, Bernard Dietz,  January 1, 1981, Mundialito, Argentina 2-West Germany 1)


Photo From: Kicker_Wm-Sonderheft_1982
(Argentina squad, top, left to right: Daniel Passarella, Américo Gallego, Ubaldo Fillol,  Alberto Tarantini,  Jorge Olguín , Luis Galván, Daniel Bertoni,  Ramon Diaz, Diego Maradona, Osvaldo Ardiles, Mario Kempes,  January 1, 1981, Mundialito, Argentina 2-West Germany 1)



January 4, 1981- Montevideo- Estadio Centenario
Referee: Erich Linemayr (Austria)
Argentina 1-Brazil 1 (Diego Maradona 30 / Edevaldo 47)
Argentina : 1- Ubaldo Fillol, 2- Luis Galván, 3- Alberto Tarantini, 4- Jorge Olguín, 6- Daniel Passarella (captain), 5- Américo Gallego , 15- Juan Barbas (14-Leopoldo Luque 86th), 8- Osvaldo Ardiles, 10- Diego Maradona, 7-Daniel Bertoni (16-Jose Valencia 46th ), 9- Ramon Diaz 
Booked : Daniel Passarella
Other subs: 12-Hector Baley, 17- José Vantuyne, 18- Víctor Ocano

Brazil: 1-Carlos (12- João Leite 67th), 2-Edevaldo, 3-Oscar, 4-Luizinho, 6-Junior, 5-Batista, 8-Toninho Cerezo, 7-Tita, 10-Renato (16-Paulo Isidoro 46th), 9-Socrates, 11- Zé Sérgio
Booked: Batista, Luizinho
Other subs: 13- Getúlio, 15-Edinho, 18-Eder



Photo From: Onze, Issue 65, May 1981
(Brazil squad, top, left to right: Edevaldo, Cerezo, Oscar, Carlos, Luizinho, Junior , Bottom, left to right: Nockaute Jack, Tita, Renato, Socrates,  Batista, Zé Sérgio ,  January 4, 1981, Mundialito, Argentina 1-Brazil 1)


Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer
(Argentina squad, top, left to right: Diego Maradona, Juan Barbas, Ramon Diaz  , Daniel Bertoni, Luis Galván, Osvaldo Ardiles, Jorge Olguín, Alberto Tarantini,   Ubaldo Fillol, Américo Gallego ,   Daniel Passarella,  January 4, 1981, Mundialito, Argentina 1-Brazil 1)




January 7, 1981- Montevideo- Estadio Centenario
Referee:  Juan Silvagno (Chile)
Brazil 4-West Germany 1 (Júnior 56, Cerezo 61, Serginho 76, Zé Sérgio 82 / Klaus Allofs 54)
Brazil : 12- João Leite, 2-Edevaldo (13- Getúlio 78th), 3-Oscar, 4-Luizinho, 6-Junior, 5-Batista, 8-Toninho Cerezo, 7-Tita (17-Serginho 56th), 16-Paulo Isidoro , 9-Socrates, 11- Zé Sérgio

West Germany:   1- Harald Schumacher, 2-Manfred Kaltz (16-Wolfgang Dremmler 35th ), 3-Rainer Bonhof, 4- Karlheinz Förster, 6- Hans-Peter Briegel, 5- Bernard Dietz (captain), 7- Felix Magath, 10- Hansi Muller, 11-Klaus Allofs (17-Karl Allgöwer 73rd ), 15- Mirko Votava, 8-Karl-Heinz Rummenigge


Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer
(Brazil squad, top, left to right: João Leite, Cerezo, Luizinho, Oscar, Edevaldo, Junior  , Bottom, left to right: Nockaute Jack, Tita,  Paulo Isidoro, , Socrates,, Batista, Zé Sérgio  January 7, 1981, Mundialito, Brazil 4-West Germany 1)





Final table              P   W   D   L  GF  GA  GD  Pts
1-Brazil                       2    1    1   0     5     2    +3     3
2-Argentina             2    1    1   0    3     2     +1      3
3-West Germany     2    0    0    2   2     6      -4      0


Final
January 10, 1981- Montevideo- Estadio Centenario
Referee:  Erich Linemayr (Austria)
Uruguay 2-Brazil 1 (Jorge Barrios 50, Waldemar Victorino 80 / Sócrates 62 pen)
Uruguay : 1- Rodolfo Rodríguez (captain) , 2-Walter Olivera,  3-Hugo De Leon, 15-Victor Diogo,  6-Daniel Martínez,  5-Ariel José Krasouski, 7-Venancio Ramos, 8-Eduardo De la Peña (17-Jorge Barrios 36th) , 10-Ruben Paz, 9-Waldemar Victorino, 11-Julio César Morales
Booked: Olivera 21
Other subs : 12-Fernando Alvez, 14-Nelson Marcenaro, 16- Arsenio Luzardo, 18-Ernesto Vargas

Brazil : 12- João Leite, 2-Edevaldo, 3-Oscar, 4-Luizinho, 6-Junior, 5-Batista, 8-Toninho Cerezo, 7-Tita (17-Serginho 51st), 16-Paulo Isidoro, , 9-Socrates, 11- Zé Sérgio (18-Eder 81st)
Booked: Luiznho 26, Paulo Isidoro 85
Other subs : Valdir Peres, 13- Getúlio, 15-Edinho

Top Goalscorer-Waldemar Victorino (Uruguay) 3 goals



Photo From: Mondial, New Series, Hors Serie 13, 1982
(Brazil squad, top, left to right: João Leite, Edevaldo, Cerezo, Oscar, Luizinho, Junior  , Bottom, left to right: Nockaute Jack, Tita,  Paulo Isidoro, , Socrates,   Batista, Zé Sérgio,  January 10, 1981, Mundialito, Uruguay 2-Brazil 1)


Photo From: Mondial, New series, issue 11, February 1981
(Uruguay squad, top, left to right: Rodolfo Rodríguez, Walter Olivera, Ariel José Krasouski, Daniel Martínez,  Victor Diogo , Hugo De Leon,  , Bottom, left to right: Venancio Ramos, Eduardo De la Peña , Waldemar Victorino, Ruben Paz, Julio César Morales  ,  January 10, 1981, Mundialito, Uruguay 2-Brazil 1)




References:
1-Onze, Issue 62, February 1981 (Mundialito, Folie pour la Celeste, By Francois-Rene Simon)
2-Mondial, New series, issue 11, February 1981 (L’Amsud a Dribble l”Europe)
3-El Grafico Number 3196, 1981 (Argentina, Muy Lejos de su nivel, By Juvenal)
4-El Grafico Number 3196, 1981 (Cuando El Futbol Saca Pecho, By Carlos Ferreira)
5-Placar, Issue 556, January 5, 1981 (By Carlos Maranhao)
6-World Soccer, February 1981 (‘Uruguay Wins The Gold Cup’ By Eric Weil)
7-World Soccer, March 1981 (‘Victory for Atatcking Soccer’ By Eric Weil)
8-France Football, Issue 1812, December 30, 1980 (‘Les Six Questions d’Un Petit Mundial’ By  Jean-Phillipe Rethacker)
9-Football, Issue 1812, December 30, 1980 (‘La Longue Marche de La Celeste’ By Carlos Magnone)
10-France Football, Issue 1813, January 6, 1981 (By Jean-Phillipe Rethaker, Jean-Pual Oudot and Patrick Boutroux)
11-France Football, Issue 1814, January 13, 1981 (By Jean-Phillipe Rethaker, Jean-Pual Oudot and Patrick Boutroux)

4 comments:

  1. In certain way, this Gold Cup, Copa de Oro or "Mundialito" -as we latinamericans call it- received 5 World Cup winners, plus Holland as the last runner up of the lasr 2 World Cups, after England's resignation.
    Almost all the 6 countries sent their best squads, either if it was the 1980's last days and early 1981, it was a "delicatessen" for us the football fans.
    Uruguay won these atournament, with a powerful team composed by the Nacional FC soccer players, Peñarol, uruguayan-european players and their youngers cracks of the Under 20's international winners divisions.
    But Perú -my country- won the place por WC Spain 82 in an incredible match at the Centenario Stadium, the afterword game in Lima was just a paperwork, those great "celestes" finished with a really surprised face.
    Never -either here in Peru where we often do this- minimized the Uruguay National team, is the fiber of the soccer game.

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    1. well said, those were also the last days of that great Peru generation of Cubillas and oblitas

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