The World Champions Gold Cup 1980

The World Champions Gold Cup 1980
Uruguay won the only Gold Cup of World Champions played so far. PHOTO:

The World Champions Gold Cup o “Mundialito” It was a competition that brought together all those who had won a World Cup up to the year 1980, year in which it was held. And the place chosen was none other than where it all began with the World Cup 1930, Uruguay.

The World Champions Gold Cup 1980

Despite only having a single edition, It should be noted that the World Champions Gold Cup 1980 He enjoyed a great fame at the time, as it managed to gather the best teams in the world who lifted the World Cup, as well as Netherlands, who attended the meeting on condition of double finalist editions 1974 y 1978 and as a substitute for England, He resigned from the tournament selection.

The competition system was created around two groups of three teams, of which the best was going to the final. A) Yes, in the group 1 Uruguay were framed, Holanda and Italy, and in the 2, Brazil, Germany and Argentina. The grand finale was played between Uruguay y Brazil, as 30 years before in the ‘Maracanazo‘ and that again concluded with celestial victory by 2-1 thanks to goals from Barrios and Victorino. So the locals were the winners of the only edition held.

The great players who went through this Gold Cup

But the margin of victory, the tournament highlighted by the great games played, as well as by the presence of the best figures of the moment such as the Argentines Maradona y Ramon Diaz, Brazilian Socrates, Germans Rummenigge, Magath or basis for future Italy , champion of World Spain 82 two years after this Gold Cup.

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