Gold Cup brings together the world champions each 50 years

Gold Cup brings together the world champions each 50 years

Gold Cup or World Champions “Mundialito” is an international competition held every 50 years and brings together the champions of the various world celebrated. The objective is to commemorate the birth of the World Championships. The first and only edition was played in 1980 at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo and will not be until the far 2030, when another new edition will be held on the same stage.

Despite only having a single edition, it is noteworthy that the 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, and Holland, 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.

Uruguay won the Gold Cup 1980.
Uruguay won the Gold Cup 1980.

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 the 2, Brazil, Germany and Argentina. The grand final was contested between Uruguay and Brazil, celeste ended with victory 2-1 thanks to goals from Barrios and Victorino.

But the margin of victory, the tournament highlighted by the great games played, and by the presence of the best figures of time as the Argentine Maradona and Ramon Diaz, Brazilian Socrates, the Germans Rummenigge, Magath or basis for future Italy , World champion 82 two years later.

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Uruguay was the champion of champions.

For the next edition are already qualified: Uruguay, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, England, France and the Spanish selection. ¿Invited back to Holland ? Or is finally an African team world champion?. In 2030, we will leave doubts.

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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