It was close game, a tough game, not easy at all. The South Americans struggled to settle, though Jorge Burruchaga did test Zenga early on with a powerful right-footed drive from outside the penalty box. Italy feared the Argentina team because of Maradona. Columnist Enzo Misuraca relives memories of classic Azzurri encounters, and describes the emotions of the 1990 World Cup semi-final. Staged as it was at Naples’ Estadio San Paolo, the local tifosi were torn between supporting the Napoli idol and their national team, adding to the spice of a match made appetising enough by the fact there was a World Cup Final place at stake. Football statistics … The Argentinian keeper then guessed correctly again to keep out Aldo Serena’s spot-kick and send Carlos Bilardo’s men through to their second consecutive Final. It was just an expression of how this wonderful game can make you feel: me running around in a stadium that had fallen silent and hearing nothing but the shouts of my team-mates. When Maradona’s Argentina met Italy in Naples at the 1990 World Cup, some of the home fans did the unthinkable and cheered for the South Americans. 1990 WORLD CUP FINAL... 1990 WORLD CUP FINAL: Germany FR 1-0 Argentina. But that is not how he will be remembered. Greatest World Cup matches: Italy-Argentina (1990) Diego Armando Maradona had been the uncontested football star of the 1980s, and is perhaps the best player that ever lived. Shorn of the services of the suspended Giusti, they would also have to do without Caniggia in the Final against West Germany, the blond-haired striker having picked up his second yellow card of the competition in Naples. Two Serie A titles and a Coppa Italia for a team that had bare silverware in its clubhouse, made Maradona almost as revered in the Campania region as the man sitting in the Vatican, 200 kms to the north. Argentina paid a heavy price for their exertions against the Italians. Though hampered by injury, he remained the undisputed king of world football, while his magical touch was still very much intact. Ten of the country’s stadiums had been remodelled for the event and two new ones built, while the opening ceremony showcased Italian style at its best and the official tournament song proved especially catchy. In 1990, when I went to cover the World Cup, Neopolitans were the toast of Italian football and Maradona was their patron saint. Born in 1960, Maradona captained Argentina to World Cup 1986 glory as well as reaching the final in 1990. When Italy took on Argentina at the 1990 World Cup, Diego Maradona urged Neapolitans to support the Albiceleste. shipping: + $4.60 shipping . A fan holds a banner bearing a drawing of Diego Maradona in Buenos Aires, the city of his birth, in July 2010 following an Argentina game under their … Played on 3 July 1990, the showdown exceeded all expectations, as La Squadra Azzurra and La Albiceleste served up what was without doubt one of the most vibrant and unforgettable matches of the whole competition. This Italy side would form the core of the team that went on to reach the USA 1994 Final, where they lost on penalties to Brazil. But Maradona became a divisive figure in Italy during the 1990 World Cup when Argentina faced Italy in the semifinals played in Naples. They have since failed to reach the last four of the FIFA World Cup. At Mexico '86, the on-field luminosity of Diego Maradona had blinded the world to other stars in the constellation of assembled talent. The Trenitalia train I took from Rome on 3rd June was packed. All quotes delayed a minimum of 15 minutes. That’s what came to my mind, though the stakes were much, much higher in Italy." How could I let them down?”. There had been hunger strikes and people had chained themselves to the fence at San Paolo stadium, begging me to come. Think you know everything about this classic FIFA World Cup™ match? Born in 1960, Maradona captained Argentina to World Cup 1986 glory as well as reaching the final in 1990. Maradona, who played the peak years of his career in Italy, died of a heart attack in Tigre, Argentina on Wednesday. Diego Maradona, seen above in 1986, captured the soul of his native Argentina after leading the nation to World Cup glory that year – the last time the nation reached soccer's international apex. DIEGO MARADONA ARGENTINA LEGEND 1986 WORLD CUP - PANINI WORLD CUP 2018 #676 . It was true, though: ‘It upsets me that everyone is now asking the people of Naples to be Italians and to get behind the national team.”, Faced with the dilemma posed by their beloved Diego taking on their country, the Neapolitans hung up banners that read: “Diego in our hearts, Italy in our chants” and “Maradona: Naples loves you, but Italy is our homeland.”. As he later admitted, the French official became so caught up in events that he let the clock run on and only called the first period to an end after 23 minutes. That made me identify with them from the first day,” said Maradona. This is the blue and white Argentina national football team home shirt worn by former Napoli forward Diego Armando Maradona for an international friendly match against Italy. The 1990 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match played between West Germany and Argentina to determine the winner of the 1990 FIFA World Cup. Maradona also won the 1989 UEFA Cup during his time in Italy, as well as a Coppa Italia in 1987 and Supercoppa Italia in 1990. “Maradona is a God to the people of Naples. They were the world champions nevertheless, and were determined to remain so. Maradona, of course, already made Italians cry when his Argentina team eliminated Italy in Naples in the 1990 World Cup semifinals. Thirty years la… El Pelusa recalled the build-up to the game in his autobiography Yo Soy el Diego: “It was no ordinary semi-final. Please sign in to your FIFA.com user account below. World Cup 1990 Tournaments 1930-2018 1930 - URUGUAY 1934 - ITALY 1938 - FRANCE 1950 - BRAZIL 1954 - SWITZERLAND 1958 - SWEDEN 1962 - CHILE 1966 - ENGLAND 1970 - MEXICO 1974 - WEST GERMANY 1978 - ARGENTINA 1982 - SPAIN 1986 - MEXICO 1990 - ITALY 1994 - UNITED STATES 1998 - FRANCE 2002 - KOREA / JAPAN 2006 - GERMANY 2010 - SOUTH AFRICA 2014 - BRAZIL 2018 - RUSSIA You’ll also get exclusive access to FIFA games, contests and prizes. Simply press play to compete against friends and climb the leaderboard! After 517 minutes of play, the Italians had conceded their first goal of the tournament. Argentina were reduced to ten men when referee Michel Vautrot gave Giusti his marching orders. $30.61 0 bids + $13.47 shipping . Local politicians fell over themselves to be photographed with him and even today, paintings of Maradona still adorn walls around the city. Thousands of mourners, many in tears, and many wearing the World Cup winner's number 10 Argentina jersey, gathered in streets and at stadiums around Buenos Aires in a spontaneous … Carrying an inflamed right foot and a swollen left ankle, he could barely walk. 1990 FIFA World Cup™ #Italy90 | Italy v Argentina [Extended Highlights] | 1990 World Cup semi-final Well in Azeglio Vicini’s Azzurri of 1990, Italy has its own candidate for such an honour. But Maradona became a divisive figure in Italy during the 1990 World Cup when Argentina faced Italy in the semifinals played in Naples. Free shipping for many products! Penyerang Argentina, Diego Maradona, merayakan gol yang dicetak oleh Claudio Caniggia ke gawang Italia pada laga semifinal Piala Dunia di Naples, Italia (3/7/1990). With all the World Cup’s previous winners in attendance, each fielding their star players, it promised to be quite a competition. All rights reserved. ... Panini FIFA WORLD CUP 1990 MARADONA ITALIA 1990 WCS LIMITED EDITION. Baresi, Jose Serrizuela, Baggio, Burruchaga, Luigi De Agostini and Olarticoechea all converted from the spot to leave the shootout tied at 3-3, at which point Goycochea flung himself to his left to deny Roberto Donadoni and Maradona coolly slotted home to put his side ahead. L-am văzut de aproape la un antrenament al Argentinei înaintea meciului cu noi de la Mondialele din Italia ’90. The order was given out: Support Italy but nobody will boo Maradona. Diego Maradona played for Napoli between 1984 and 1991, helping them earn their sole league titles in 1987 and 1990. The Brazil of 1982 is often touted as one of the best teams never to win the World Cup. $195.00. Born in Buenos Aires, Maradona led Argentina to a World Cup title in 1986 and a World Cup final in 1990. Azeglio Vicini, Italy coach. “A lot of things reminded me of my origins. “I knew from the word go that Italia 90 was going to be difficult for us.” Pada panggung Italy 90 uniknya Maradona pun memecah dua bumi Tricolore ketika Argentina jumpa Italia di semifinal. Rob Smyth. Well in Azeglio Vicini’s Azzurri of 1990, Italy has its own candidate for such an honour. He entered to the pitch wearing the number 16 jersey, and became the youngest player in the history of the Argentine Primera División. The club won their only two Serie A titles and their only major European trophy -- the UEFA Cup -- while he was there, but there was far more to it than those bare statistics. (Reuters) - Diego Maradona was raised in dire poverty and would always take the side of the oppressed which made Napoli, sneered at by the richer clubs from northern Italy, the perfect team for him. A 2019 documentary film chronicled his wild Naples years when he became addicted to cocaine and partying. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Panini WC Italia 1990 Maradona legend rare at the best online prices at eBay! MARADONA + ARGENTINA USA 94 Panini n° 257 258 Nuove Perfette NEW Original. The Maradona factor lent a touch of controversy to the game. shipping: + $19.00 shipping . The 60 year old also represented his country Argentina at four World Cups including in the 1986 edition which Argentina won. N-am să uit niciodată ziua aceea, când i-am împărțit pe fotbaliști în două categorii: Maradona și toți ceilalți. shipping: + $19.00 shipping . A man down, La Albiceleste retreated into their defensive shell, and with the Italians unable to break through, the game went to penalties. When Maradona was flown in by helicopter for his official presentation, 75,000 people packed into the stadium to see him and one newspaper said that none of the city’s problems matter “because we have Maradona”. “The shit hit the fan,” he wrote in El Diego, his autobiography. Bagi saya, itu sudah merupakan kemenangan. The Argentine went on to become a legend at the unfancied Italian club as the driving force behind a first Scudetto in 1987, a feat they repeated in 1990. When I spoke to the press, I was happy and I said that thing they would never forgive me for. Op het WK in 1986 was hij dé vedette, die Argentinië naar de wereldtitel leidde. Columnist Enzo Misuraca relives memories of classic Azzurri encounters, and describes the emotions of the 1990 World Cup semi-final. This is the shirt that Maradona gave to him following Ferrara's debut with the Italian national team in 1987, a shirt that holds real sentimental value. Buoyed by the experience of Ricardo Giusti, Julio Olarticoechea, Burruchaga, Oscar Ruggeri and Maradona, they began to dictate the play and finished the half stronger than their opponents. While parallels will be drawn with compatriot Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona stands alone in Argentine eyes. https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/dia-que-napoles-fue-argentina-2278635 2 hr ago. $195.00. Saya membaca seluruh spanduk: 'Diego di hati kami, Italia dalam lagu kami', 'Maradona, Naples mencintaimu namun Italia adalah rumah kami'." Samuel Eto’o remembered the experience of watching Diego Maradona in action for Argentina against Cameroon in a group game at the 1990 Fifa World Cup. Diego Armando Maradona (Buenos Aires, 30 oktober 1960 – Dique Luján, 25 november 2020) was een Argentijns profvoetballer en voetbaltrainer.Hij wordt beschouwd als een van de beste voetballers ooit. Outplayed for long periods by Brazil in the Round of 16, they eventually won through when Claudio Caniggia scored the only goal of the game from a delicious Maradona pass. It was not all bliss, however. On the other were an Argentina team looking to retain the title they won at Mexico 1986 and boasting the legendary Diego Maradona in their ranks. Panini Maradona RIP Italia 90 World Cup Story # 224. Pada panggung Italy 90 uniknya Maradona pun memecah dua bumi Tricolore ketika Argentina jumpa Italia di semifinal. Kejahatan bisnis Camorra itulah yang terus menghantui kiprah kesehatan mental dan fisik sang bintang, bahkan sampai ketika ia pergi meninggalkan Napoli setahun setelah Piala Dunia 1990. Extra-time was an inevitability, and when it arrived Baggio almost put Italy back in front with an arcing free-kick that Goycochea did well to claw over the bar. N-am să uit niciodată ziua aceea, când i-am împărțit pe fotbaliști în două categorii: Maradona și toți ceilalți. There was also little question that the diminutive genius would be inspired by playing in Naples, his home from home. MARADONA N.128 - PANINI WORLD CUP ITALIA 1990 - RAR. But quiet. Football statistics of the country Argentina in the year 1990. “They believed in me, they gave me everything without knowing me and that cannot be forgotten.”. After the game, Maradona said, "That day I felt I had held the sky in my hands." Italy feared Argentina. In 1986 he had led the Argentinean team to the World Cup, and had changed club from FC Barcelona, where he had not had a happy spell because of injuries, to AS Napoli as the then most expensive player in history. Adding to the uncertainty about their play was Maradona’s fitness. After losing to Cameroon in their opening match, they squeezed through the group phase as one of the best third-placed sides. With 17 minutes on the clock, however, the Italians went in front, Schillaci tucking the ball home after Sergio Goycochea had parried a Vialli shot. Defensive tactics and gamesmanship were the order of the day and the likes of Maradona were subjected to vicious treatment by defenders, who were allowed to hack lumps out of them with impunity. Together, Maradona and Napoli conquered the northern teams such as Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan, seen as the aristocratic establishment of Italian football, and briefly turned Serie A on its head. Other players, such as Francesco Totti, who spent his entire 25-year career at AS Roma, and Lionel Messi, who has only ever played for Barcelona, also have remarkable ties to clubs, but nothing quite matches Maradona and Napoli. At Italia 90, Diego Maradona dragged a weak Argentina to the final through an almost demented will - and one immortal moment of skill. Features: - Light blue and white long-sleeved home shirt - Argentina emblem sewn onto chest - Sponsor Adidas - Number in smooth plastic - … Few players have had such an extraordinary influence on a club as Maradona had during his seven years with the Partenopei. Taking on Yugoslavia in the quarter-finals, they failed to make a one-man advantage count in an insipid 0-0 draw, only booking a place in the semi-finals after a penalty shootout. “In 80 years, we had always suffered, fighting against relegation, yet in seven seasons with him we won two leagues, a UEFA Cup... I’m a fan too and to live those years with Maradona was incredible.”, Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Toby Davis. Maradona changed history,” said Italy’s 2006 World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro. “I know all the problems they have. Kejahatan bisnis Camorra itulah yang terus menghantui kiprah kesehatan mental dan fisik sang bintang, bahkan sampai ketika ia pergi meninggalkan Napoli setahun setelah Piala Dunia 1990. We were up against Italy, and in Naples too! When Maradona’s Argentina met Italy in Naples at the 1990 World Cup, some of the home fans did the unthinkable and cheered for the South Americans. On 20 October 1976, Maradona made his professional debut for Argentinos Juniors, 10 days before his 16th birthday, vs. Talleres de Córdoba. The Brazil of 1982 is often touted as one of the best teams never to win the World Cup. L-am văzut de aproape la un antrenament al Argentinei înaintea meciului cu noi de la Mondialele din Italia ’90. Argentina played better than usual. He had a son whom he only recognised after an Italian court ordered him to pay maintenance and he was pursued by the local tax authorities over unpaid arrears for years after his departure. Kick-off Times; Kick-off times are converted to your local PC time. shipping: + $4.60 shipping . The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the 14th FIFA World Cup.It was held from 8 June to 8 July 1990 in Italy, the second country to host the event twice (the first being Mexico in 1986).Teams representing 116 national football associations entered and qualification began in April 1988. 2. Maradona dijerat dengan kokaina dan wanita. "Lagu kebangsaan Argentina, untuk kali pertama sepanjang gelaran Piala Dunia 1990, disambut tepuk tangan sejak awal hingga akhir. Pelé, center, with Maradona and the Italian team captain Alessandro Altobelli, left, before a match between Argentina and Italy in 1987. Maradona led Napoli into a golden era in the club's history when he arrived in southern Italy in 1984, following a turbulent two-year spell in Barcelona. In contrast, Argentina had been anything but convincing in defending their title. 22 teams qualified from this process, along with host nation Italy and defending champions Argentina. “Naples was a crazy city – they were as crazy as me – soccer was life itself,” Maradona, who had previously been at Barcelona, once said. Maradona is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time and was the inspiration for Argentina's success in '86. In 1986 he had led the Argentinean team to the World Cup, and had changed club from FC Barcelona, where he had not had a happy spell because of injuries, to AS Napoli as the then most expensive player in history. Brazil continued their perfect start to the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup with a 2-0 win over Uruguay while rivals Argentina stayed in touch with an easy win in Peru.... more » 11.11.2020 02:30 They are always there, always there. Just short of his 30th birthday, Maradona urged Neapolitan fans to support him and the Argentina squad rather than their national team. It was to prove the highlight for Maradona, who inspired Argentina to the 1990 final only for West Germany to take their revenge. At club level, he most notoriously played for Barcelona, Boca Juniors and Napoli, where he became a local hero. Video Player Close. A few minutes after debuting, Maradona kicked the ball through Juan Domingo Cabrera's legs, making a nutmegthat would become legendary. When Maradona’s Argentina met Italy in Naples at the 1990 World Cup, some of the home fans did the unthinkable and cheered for the South Americans. Panini WC Italia 1990 Maradona legend rare. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Free shipping . Maradona dijerat dengan kokaina dan wanita. Apologetic banners were up in the city: Naples Loves You, But Italy Is Our Homeland; Diego In Our Hearts, Italy In Our Hearts.