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The day Italy won a World Cup mugging Spain

The day Italy won a World Cup mugging Spain

Italy started as clear favorite to win the World Cup 1934 who organized. Benito Mussolini and his fascist propaganda had coated the championship as a showcase where the transalpine selection Shine, and hence, nationwide.

Spain, meanwhile, It was presented as a clear alternative to the title. Players like Zamora, Lángara or Quincoces were the bulwarks of a Spain that had proved their credentials in knockout victory against Brazil 3-1. Few dared to argue hegemony to a group of players who progressed with firm step way to write one of the most glorious pages of Spanish football. Italy, maybe, Austria was next to the only team that could trouble him and as fate would have seen the faces.

In rooms, both teams clashed in Florence, one of the most exciting clashes of the tournament. The match was really crazy. Spain went ahead with a goal from Regueiro that the classification encarrilaba “Fury”. But nevertheless, this momentary triumph could not afford and that's when he started the scandal. The “azurri” They began to practice a grueling game that ended with many injured players (among them, Zamora, which ended with a broken rib). further, the referee did not see a clear boost to the Spanish keeper in the goal of Ferrari.

Italy scored a controversial goal against Spain with missing goalkeeper did not see the referee.
Italy scored a controversial goal against Spain with missing goalkeeper did not see the referee.

However, Spain held the tie 1 and he managed to play the replay a day after a team subdued by low. In this case, The scandal was even greater. The Italians managed to win with a controversial goal by Meazza and the Spanish team was canceled two goals without knowing why a century later. all, in the middle of a string of injured, who finished the half in the hospital because of the harsh entries received.

El partido ante España también acabó con Meazza ligeramente "tocado".
The match against Spain also ended slightly Meazza “touched”.

In the replay, Italy would win a Spain full of reserve players who could do nothing to the Italian power and home performance of the referees. Italy qualified for their first semifinals. Spain began its curse with the quarterfinals and the transalpine set, that would have a similar chapter in the World US 1994.

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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