ROME – Replay of the 1994 World Cup final between Italy and Brazil . This time it will be played – on January 9, 2020 – in Fortaleza and not in Pasadena as 25 years ago. Among the blues, however, the number 10 will be missing, Roberto Baggio . While among the then world champions there will be no Romario, the best player of that edition. The Italian national team will have the opportunity to seek the revenge of the match which saw Selecao triumph on penalties.
In the ranks of the blue legends there will be Zola, Albertini, Baresi, Apolloni, Welcome, Berti, Costacurta, Casiraghi, Evani, Mussi, Massaro and Tassotti. To guide them Arrigo Sacchi. Braglia, Vierchowod, Schillaci, Eranio, Rossi and Panucci are also aggregated. But there will not be as said Roberto Baggio, the great protagonist of that World Cup. He who led the blues to the final with 5 goals scored between the round of 16 and the semifinals, but who, in the last act, was the protagonist of the penalty, kicked over the crossbar, which gave the cup to Brazil.
For the confirmed South Americans Taffarel, Gilmar, Cafu, Jorginho, Márcio Santos, Aldair, Ricardo Rocha, Ronaldão, White, Mauro Silva, Dunga, Mazinho, Bebeto, Zinho, Paulo Sergio and Viola. The selection will be led by Carlos Alberto Parreira.
Baggio: "Still today I don't sleep for wrong penalty"
Just a few weeks ago Roberto Baggio admitted that he did not overcome the shock due to the wrong penalty in Pasadena: “Even today I am not sleeping well for that mistake. Unfortunately it happened and such unpleasant situations can serve as a lesson. As a child I had always dreamed of playing a world final with Brazil in the national team, to avenge the one lost in 1970. But one thing is to dream and one thing is reality. And I had dreamed of a different final, "said the former champion.
Source: LA STAMPA – ANSA.
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