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  • The Italian side, where Del Piero and Baggio renewed the controversial staffetta (relay) between Mazzola and Rivera from 1970, held the eventual World Champions and host team France to a 0-0 draw after extra time in the quarterfinals, but lost 4-3 in the shootout.

    Italy kits World Cup 1998 France

  • Sua Eccia cum una staffetta, chel papa fosse preso, e li fosse taliata la testa.

    Lucretia Borgia According to Original Documents and Correspondence of Her Day

  • Their 1970 campaign was up and down - one goal in three group games, four apiece in the quarters and semis, then a royal shellacking in the final - but what else were they expecting from their ludicrous staffetta policy of rotating Sandro Mazzola and Gianni Rivera, a half at a time?

    The Guardian World News

  • Bollettino staffetta dell'ufficio stampa della anonima pittaluga

    The Bioscope

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  • Italian soccer jargon - a situation where two players are considered so similar in style and character that only one should play in the team. Typically, there is a staffetta debate about key positions every time Italy participates in a major competition.

    December 12, 2007