Italy 1982 team
Coach: Enzo Bearzot
Achievements: World Cup 1982
Key Players: Rossi, Zoff, Conti, Tardelli, Scirea, Gentile
Star Player: Rossi
One of the World Cup's great stories - after starting slowly (this was to become an Italian habit) the team overcame a great Brazil team and won a classic final against West Germany, Paolo Rossi returning from a match-fixing ban to inspire his team to victory. This was a great side, with a typically tough Italian defence based on a sweeper system, a hardworking and committed midfield (think of Tardelli's celebration) and no shortage of class up front.