The Bicentennial Cup Tournament was an international association football competition, which took place in May 1976 in the USA. The tournament featured several World Cup stars both past and future. The tournament - which celebrated the 200th anniversary of the USA's Declaration of Independence - came about after England and Italy failed to qualify for the 1976 European Championship tournament. These two teams joined Brazil and Team America, a side composed of stars playing in the North American Soccer League.

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  • El Torneo Copa Bicentenario fue un torneo de fútbol organizado en 1976 por la Federación de Fútbol de los Estados Unidos con motivo de las celebraciones del 200 aniversario de la Declaración de Independencia de los Estados Unidos. (es)
  • Il Torneo del Bicentenario (ingl. USA Bicentennial Soccer Cup) fu un torneo di calcio organizzato nel 1976 dalla U.S. Soccer Federation in occasione delle celebrazioni dei 200 anni della Costituzione degli Stati Uniti d'America. Strutturato a inviti, il torneo vide ai nastri di partenza le nazionali di Inghilterra e Italia (che avevano mancato la qualificazione alla fase finale del quinto campionato d’Europa), Brasile e una selezione statunitense chiamata Team America, composta da giocatori provenienti dalla North American Soccer League e comprendente, oltre ad americani come Werner Roth, anche stranieri di richiamo come Giorgio Chinaglia, Bobby Moore e Pelé. Mentre le federazioni calcistiche brasiliana e italiana conteggiano il match contro tale selezione americana come ufficiale, quella inglese ha sempre rifiutato di farlo, in quanto essa riconosce come match internazionali ufficiali quelli organizzati tra due federazioni nazionali. La formula del torneo fu quella del girone all'italiana, in cui ogni squadra incontra le altre tre. Il torneo aveva lo scopo di promuovere il calcio negli Stati Uniti, in un periodo in cui molti calciatori internazionali di rilievo giocavano gli ultimi scampoli di carriera in quel Paese. L'affluenza media fu di circa 25 000 spettatori per gara, con punte di 40 000 circa per Inghilterra - Italia a New York, ma non vi fu il risultato d'immagine sperato: si dovettero attendere altri 20 anni prima che negli Stati Uniti si ricominciasse a parlare di calcio in maniera più sistematica, quando vi fu l'emersione di una generazione di calciatori locali — e non più d'importazione — capaci di costituire anche un buon team nazionale. (it)
  • O Torneio Bicentenário dos EUA foi uma competição de futebol disputada nos EUA em 1976. (pt)
  • The Bicentennial Cup Tournament was an international association football competition, which took place in May 1976 in the USA. The tournament featured several World Cup stars both past and future. The tournament - which celebrated the 200th anniversary of the USA's Declaration of Independence - came about after England and Italy failed to qualify for the 1976 European Championship tournament. These two teams joined Brazil and Team America, a side composed of stars playing in the North American Soccer League. The U.S.A. team of the time was not developed enough to compete against sides as powerful as Brazil, Italy and England, and hence Team America, consisting of players of various nationalities drawn from North American Soccer League clubs, carried the U.S.A. banner in the tournament. Team America included players who had performed for other national teams, among them Pelé, Ramon Mifflin, Mike England, Giorgio Chinaglia and Bobby Moore. The day after England played Team America, the Football Association, asked about the match's status, said it was regarded as "a training game" and that caps would not be awarded to the participating players. Accordingly, the FA does not include the match in its list of full internationals. The associations of both Brazil and Italy, on the other hand, listed their national sides' matches against Team America as full internationals. Matches against Team America would not meet the new standard FIFA set down in January, 2001 for official full internationals because they were not played between the selections of two FIFA country members. FIFA has retroactively removed the official status of matches involving other multinational all-star selections, including England's matches against the Rest of Europe and the Rest of the World (although the FA continues to recognise these as official internationals). Brazil won the cup, winning all three of their games, while England came second, winning two and losing one; 1–0 against Brazil. (en)
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  • El Torneo Copa Bicentenario fue un torneo de fútbol organizado en 1976 por la Federación de Fútbol de los Estados Unidos con motivo de las celebraciones del 200 aniversario de la Declaración de Independencia de los Estados Unidos. (es)
  • O Torneio Bicentenário dos EUA foi uma competição de futebol disputada nos EUA em 1976. (pt)
  • Il Torneo del Bicentenario (ingl. USA Bicentennial Soccer Cup) fu un torneo di calcio organizzato nel 1976 dalla U.S. Soccer Federation in occasione delle celebrazioni dei 200 anni della Costituzione degli Stati Uniti d'America. Mentre le federazioni calcistiche brasiliana e italiana conteggiano il match contro tale selezione americana come ufficiale, quella inglese ha sempre rifiutato di farlo, in quanto essa riconosce come match internazionali ufficiali quelli organizzati tra due federazioni nazionali. (it)
  • The Bicentennial Cup Tournament was an international association football competition, which took place in May 1976 in the USA. The tournament featured several World Cup stars both past and future. The tournament - which celebrated the 200th anniversary of the USA's Declaration of Independence - came about after England and Italy failed to qualify for the 1976 European Championship tournament. These two teams joined Brazil and Team America, a side composed of stars playing in the North American Soccer League. (en)
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  • Torneo Bicentenario de los Estados Unidos (es)
  • Torneo del Bicentenario (it)
  • 1976 U.S.A. Bicentennial Cup Tournament (en)
  • Torneio Bicentenário dos Estados Unidos (pt)
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