Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Line pull on the chest
Size: Adult's Medium
Chest Measurement: 39-41 Inches / 99-103 CM
Colour: Yellow, green trim
Seasons: 1988/1989 - 1990/1991
Official Topper Brazil home football shirt from the 1988/89 international season.
Condition of this original football jersey is 8/10 - Excellent. Line pull on the chest (see photos).
Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
Several players, including Sócrates and Zico, from 1982 returned to play at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. Brazil, still a very good team and more disciplined defensively than four years earlier, met the Michel Platini-led France in the quarter-finals in a classic of Total Football.
The game played to a 1–1 draw in regulation time, and after a goalless extra time, it all came down to a penalty shoot-out, where Brazil was defeated 4–3. After 40 years, Brazil was victorious in the 1989 Copa América, this being their fourth victory in four tournaments hosted in Brazil. This achievement ended a 19-year streak without official titles for the Brazilians. The last one had been in the 1970 World Cup.
At the 1990 World Cup in Italy, Brazil was coached by Sebastião Lazaroni, that had been the coach in the 1989 Copa América. With a defensive scheme, whose main symbol was midfielder Dunga, forward Careca and three centre-backs, the team lacked creativity but made it to the second round. Brazil was eliminated by Diego Maradona-led Argentina in the round of 16 in Turin, losing to their South American archrivals 1–0.
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