Italy-Belgium, amarcord: in 1913 the Pro Vercelli dressed in blue and won

Italy-Belgium, amarcord: in 1913 the Pro Vercelli dressed in blue and won
Italy-Belgium, amarcord: in 1913 the Pro Vercelli dressed in blue and won

In Turin in 1913 the brilliant move of Umberto Meazza: to deploy an Italy made up of nine members of the Piedmontese squadron. And under a deluge a pattern never seen before appeared …

A spring storm darkens the sky and soaks the field. Puddles the size of lakes. The players of Italy and Belgium look at each other perplexed: “What can we do? Do you play the same? ”. “Yes” orders the referee Goodley, an English transplanted to Turin. The ball barely bounces, but it is the same: in that time of pioneering football you don’t pay too much attention to the weather conditions, the state of the ground, the comforts in the changing rooms. We put on a shirt, shorts and socks and start fighting. This is pre-war football.

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