'Paolo is for all of us'- FIFA President leads tributes as Italian great Rossi honoured at FIFA Museum

Dec 11, 2021 319

FIFA President Gianni Infantino paid homage to FIFA World Cup™ 1982 winner Paolo Rossi, during an emotional evening celebrating the Italian’s life at the FIFA Museum in Zurich on Thursday. The FIFA President was joined by Rossi’s wife, Federica, President of the Italian FA Gabriele Gravina, and eight members of the Italy team that won the FIFA World Cup 1982 Final 3-1 against West Germany, to mark one year since Rossi’s passing at the age of 64.

Rossi scored the first goal in the Final, his sixth of the tournament, which included a famous hat-trick against the great Brazil team of Zico, Socrates and Falcao. Falcao and another of the 1982 Brazil team, Leo Junior, were also in attendance in Zurich. “Paolo [Rossi] is for all of us,” said the FIFA President during his speech. “As I was saying to Federica, he's a brother, someone that, even if you didn't know him, was part of your life.

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SOURCE: https://www.fifa.com

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