Sunday, March 27, 2016

1982 FIFA World Cup 13.6.1982

The 1982 FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July 1982.
The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final in the Spanish capital of Madrid. It was Italy's third World Cup win and first since 1938. The holders Argentina were eliminated in the second group round. Algeria, Cameroon, Honduras, Kuwait and New Zealand made their first appearances in the finals.
The tournament featured two of the greatest matches in World Cup history: Italy's sensational win over Brazil in a second round game and West Germany's semi-final defeat of France via the first ever penalty shoot-out in World Cup competition.
In the first round of Group 3, Hungary defeated El Salvador 10–1, equalling the largest margin of victory ever recorded in the finals (Hungary over South Korea 9–0 in 1954, and Yugoslavia over Zaire 9–0 in 1974).
The stamps on the minisheet on the larger FDC depict various aspects of the game:-
(9Pta) Opening handshake.
(14Pta) Running Tackle with football motif behind.
(33Pta) Missed save (Goalkeeper) with football motif behind
(100Pta) Holding trophy aloft.

Thank you Merja for these wonderful FDCs.

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