Throwback Thursday: Brazil-Italy, The First World Cup Penalty Final

Brazil-Italy is the Superclasico of the World Cup, the most traditional game in the major football competition. The Azzurri and the Selecao have crossed their paths many times in the history of the world tournament, always with much at stake. On July 17, 1994, Brazil prevailed over Italy in the first World Cup Final decided on penalties to conquer the long-yearned-for “Tetra.”

Meanwhile In Moscow: Italy…and Now, What?

November 13, 2017. One of the worst days in the recent Italian history: The day the Azzurri failed to qualify for a World Cup for the first time in 60 years. As the competition in Russia started today, The Cult of Calcio asked some disappointed Italian fans how will they cope with the absence of their beloved from the competition. Here is what their responses were.

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