BBC Sport - World Cup moments: Rossi's hat-trick
World Cup moments: Rossi's hat-trick
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BBC Sport looks back to Paolo Rossi's memorable hat-trick for Italy in their 3-2 win against Brazil during the 1982 World Cup in Spain - a match many consider as one of the greatest in World Cup history.
The striker had only recently resumed playing after a two-year ban for his part in a match-fixing scandal in Serie A, and manager Enzo Bearzot was criticised in the Italian media for selecting him.
But after a poor start, Rossi sprang to life against Brazil in a match Italy had to win to reach the semi-finals, and went on to claim the Golden Boot with six goals and help his country win their third World Cup.
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