One in this series of sports programs. This episode showcases the 1982 World Cup soccer final between Italy and West Germany, broadcast live from Madrid, Spain. Whitaker reports from ABC Sports control in New York with a schedule of the day's sports coverage; McKay comments on coverage excerpts from Italy's 2-0 victory over Poland and West Germany's 4-3 win over France; McKay narrates a brief overview of the history of the World Cup, which includes excerpts from several World Cup finals; Bill Blakemore reports from Rome and Greg Dobbs reports from Bonn on reaction to the World Cup; Whitaker interviews Giorgio Chinaglia of the New York Cosmos; the game begins; and Antonio Cabrini of Italy is awarded a penalty kick against West Germany but his kick does not score a goal.

Italy's Conti misses a free kick; the first half ends with the score nil-nil; from ABC Sports control in New York, Jack Whitaker discusses the first half with Giorgio Chinaglia of the New York Cosmos; Whitaker reports on the men's mile run July 7, 1982, in Oslo, Norway, by American Steve Scott in 3:47.69 minutes, as a videotape of the event is played; the second half begins; Italy's Paolo Rossi scores a goal, bringing the score to 1-0 for Italy; and Italy's Marco Tardelli scores a goal, making the score 2-0 for Italy.

Italy's Altobelli kicks a goal, bringing the score to 3-0 for Italy; Germany's Breitner kicks a goal, making the score 3-1 in Italy's favor; and the game ends as Italy beats West Germany by a score of 3-1. Closing coverage includes the following: President Alessandro Pertini of Italy and West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt react to Italy's victory; King Juan Carlos of Spain presents the World Cup trophy to the Italian team; the Italians take a victory lap; from ABC Sports control in New York, Jack Whitaker talks with Giorgio Chinaglia of the New York Cosmos; and Jim McKay closes. Includes commercials.


  • DATE: July 11, 1982 Sunday 1:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 2:28:08
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T82:0415
  • GENRE: Sports
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV series, 1961-
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - American Express^TV - Commercials - Michelob


    • Roone Arledge … Executive Producer
    • Jim McKay … Host, Sports Commentator
    • Mario Machado … Sports Commentator
    • Paul Gardner … Sports Commentator
    • Jack Whitaker … Sports Commentator
    • Bill Blakemore
    • Juan Carlos I, King of Spain
    • Giorgio Chinaglia
    • Greg Dobbs
    • Alessandro Pertini
    • Helmut Schmidt
    • Steve Scott