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Roberto Baggio

Sports Quiz

1. Who missed the crucial fifth penalty for Italy that sailed over the crossbar in the 1994 Soccer World Cup final against Brazil? 2. Which two teams shared between them the first four Soccer World Cup titles? 3.

Sunday, 20 February, 2005, 12:00am


Happy Valley chairman Koon Wing-yee has a grand scheme for his club - one that will bring Roberto Baggio, Gianfranco Zola, and Christian Karembeu to Hong Kong. But then, he obviously did not have the Carlsberg Cup in mind when he made his plan.

27 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

O'Leary's Leeds prodigies continue to hog the live spotlight

Leeds are touted by many as the next Manchester United. Generally that refers to how the club has prospered through giving youngsters their head.

4 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

'Sexist' World Cup presenters score own goal, says survey

Television hosts have promoted soccer as a men's game, while a woman's role is simply to watch handsome players, a survey says.

The poll of almost 300 youngsters on the World Cup's effects on their studies and work found most felt television coverage of the month-long event was sexist and old-fashioned.

13 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Italy player gives support from afar

When Italy plays France tonight in the World Cup quarter-finals, none will be cheering louder than sidelined player Stefano Torrisi.

Stefano, a recent visitor to Hong Kong with his Serie A team, Bologna, said: 'I would have really liked to be chosen for the World Cup, which is the maximum goal for a football player.

3 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Toffees facing a sour taste on final day

FOR those of you just back from Mars, the big issue of the English Premier League race was settled on Sunday with Arsenal putting on a show worthy of champions amidst a carnival atmosphere at Highbury.

8 May 1998 - 12:00am

SCAA all set for facelift

THE South China Athletic Association is planning a $300 million facelift with a new outdoor and indoor stadium, underground car parks and other facilities with work beginning next January.

6 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Surgery for Roberto Baggio

ITALY'S Roberto Baggio has had exploratory arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to determine why he is still unable to play two months after being injured.

'The pain which the player feels in certain movements is due to an incomplete healing of the external scar on the back of his right knee,' his club, Juventus, said in a statement.

3 Feb 1995 - 12:00am


THE World Cup has finally gone 'home'. Brazil created history when they beat Italy 3-2 on penalties to win the most important trophy in world sport for an unprecedented fourth time. After 52 matches across the United States, the final was decided when Italy's Roberto Baggio put his penalty kick over the bar. Never before has the World Cup been decided on spot-kicks.

19 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Top guns set for Hollywood shootout

A BRAZILIAN and an Italian, both short in height but giants in stature, have captured the imagination of the world as they prepare for the classic showdown that Hollywood had not yet dreamt of.

The stars are arguably the best of their generation; the pony-tailed Italian Roberto Baggio and handsome Brazilian Romario.

16 Jul 1994 - 12:00am