|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|18.06.2011||Bianchi di Santo Spirito||7||Rossi di Santa Maria Novella||1|
|19.06.2011||Azzurri di Santa Croce||12||Verdi di San Giovanni||3½|
|24.06.2011||Azzurri di Santa Croce||2½||Bianchi di Santo Spirito||1½|
Azzurri di Santa Croce won a close, low-scoring Calcio Fiorentino Final against Bianchi di Santo Spirito in 2011. They had earlier defeated Verdi di San Giovanni by a wide margin in the Semi-Finals, putting up a huge score of 12.
Calcio Storico Fiorentino has been played in Florence, Tuscany since the Renaissance, around 1460-1470 AD. The first organised match took place on February 17, 1530. It was revived in the 20th Century, first under the 1930s government of Mussolini, and then again after World War II in the Italian Republic. Earlier matches dating back to the 1400s mention games played in breaks between work by workers [Reference: 2-5]
The matches usually take place during the June Festival period, with four teams, Azzurri, Bianchi, Rossi and Verdi (Blues, Whites, Reds and Greens) representing the four quarters of the city of Florence. The match is played between 54 players – two teams of 27 – with teams reversing ends after each score. It is played on sand in the Plaza. There are usually a Semi-Finals and Final. Half Points are scored, and teams play in traditional dress.
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Thanks to Francesco.
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