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Blocco-Juve (Juve Block), also known as Blocco Juventus,[1][2][3] was the nickname of the group of Juventus F.C. players called up to have been the backbone to the Italy national football team managed by Enzo Bearzot to win the 1982 FIFA World Cup Final and reached the semifinals of the 1978 FIFA World Cup and in the 1980 European Championship.

With this group the side managed by Giovanni Trapattoni dominated the Italian football and had one of the best teams in Europe and the world during the second half of the 1970s first half of the 1980s, winning amongst others six national championships, two Italian Cups and all international club competitions (world record),[4] and included Dino Zoff, Claudio Gentile, Gaetano Scirea, Antonio Cabrini, Marco Tardelli, Roberto Bettega and Paolo Rossi.


Italy national football team's set up, with eight Juventus players, before the match against France in 1978 FIFA World Cup at Estadio José María Minella.

Notable Italy players during their careers at Juventus in this time period.

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Footnotes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Mondiali Memories, Argentina 1978: Bearzot builds a reputation". 3 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Cabrini: "What I most felt was relief"". 15 June 2008. Archived from the original on 23 September 2008. See also:
    "Bearzot: "Football is first and foremost a game"". 15 June 2008. Archived from the original on 18 January 2008.
  3. ^ "Italia-Inghilterra nella storia" (in Italian). 8 October 1997. Archived from the original on 11 December 2008. Retrieved 3 April 2009. See also:
    "Quando il mondo è azzurro" (PDF) (in Italian). Il Giornale. 10 July 2006.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Which includes all official international competitions recognized by one of the six continental football confederations and the Intercontinental Cup / FIFA Club World Cup. See: "List of UEFA club competitions". Archived from the original on 31 January 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2006.


  • Giacone, Gianni (1993). Juve Azzurri - I bianconeri che hanno fatto grande la Nazionale (in Italian). Hurrà Juventus - Fabbri Editori.
  • Tavella, Renato (2001). Dizionario della grande Juventus. Dalle origini ai nostri giorni (in Italian). Newton Compton. ISBN 88-8289-639-0.