The robbery of Spain to Yugoslavia in the World Cup 1982

The robbery of Spain to Yugoslavia in the World Cup 1982
Spain's robbery of Yugoslavia was epic. PHOTO: capture Youtube

There are parties that go down in history but for the worse. like the day of robbery of Spain to Yugoslavia in the World Cup 1982 celebrated precisely in Spanish lands. A tournament in which the locals, They didn't exactly shine and it was the end of a generation. The performance was so weak that it even took a 'little help'’ to go to the round of 16.

Spain's robbery of Yugoslavia was too obvious

The World Spain 1982 It was one of the best ever. The appointment held in Spanish territory, He made history by many circumstances in the sporting arena but also in the social sphere in a country, It is beginning to navigate a fledgling democracy after a long dictatorship and a transition, with attempted coup included, very complicated. The Spanish team did not perform well world 82 despite being the host.

The truth, It is that the game of the Spanish left much to be desired. They played the first round in Valencia and the poor results achieved in the first phase with a defeat Northern Ireland, a draw against Honduras and a victory against Yugoslavia, they were going to take a second to move to the second phase where the team were eliminated after losing against West Germany and a goalless draw with England.

Precisely, the only victory of the Spanish team want to talk about in this article. And the lone victory of the team in his own world was accompanied by controversy and some arbitral aid. The truth is that Spain did not measure up in his own world and win one game and thus, He ratified the lack of planning for a combined talent and claw aunaba equally but that did not quite work. In fact it was not until 2008 to see a Spanish soul winning selection, thanks largely to the late Luis Aragones.

But back to 1982, in this game of the first group stage disputed in Mestalla, the team scored the first goal of their victory for 2-1 thanks to the invaluable collaboration of referee. First punished with a penalty a clear lack outside the area. And not content with that, sending to repeat the error of Lopez Ufarte on the first launch. Finally, Juanito mark.

The failure of Spain 1982 gave rise to a great generation of Spanish football

Like we have already said, Spain got the win thanks to the pass but we can say that his presence in the second phase fua almost testimonial and another failure and the end of a generation that would lead consummated another, with the Quinta del Vulture as the main reference, and that he was going to caress the sweetness of success both in the Eurocup of 84 as in the World Mexico 86. But that, It is another story that we will have another day.

Alberto Llopis

Alberto Llopis

Hanged for football fully. Attempt to gather letters and tell stories in Specialist retro football Current. Football Coach Level II. You can follow me on @AlbertiniLlopis @colgadosfutbol
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