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The Miracle of Bern

In 1950 Germany was in a mess. The war-torn country was still trying to pick itself up following World War II. Football was slowly re-emerging in the late 1940s, but it took until 1950 for the German football structure to be fully functional, domestically and internationally. The German football association, DFB, officially re-formed on January […]

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Polls

Lineker Vs Kane

Following his four goals against San Marino, England striker Harry Kane now moves level with Gary Lineker on 48 goals for the Three Lions. Which one would you choose? SHOP the official England retro collection at 3Retro.com

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The Galloping Major

Hungary’s finest ever player and one of the greatest footballers to grace the FIFA World Cup, Ferenc Puskas was the figurehead of the ground breaking ‘Magical Magyars’ team that dominated world football in the early 1950s. Alas, the supreme distinction of being world champion eluded this magnificent forward after Hungary suffered a historic 3-2 loss […]

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Quiz

Quiz: Italia 90

We all have fond memories of Italia 90 from Pavarotti belting out Nessun Dorma, Toto Schillaci making scoring look easy, Roger Milla dancing away with the corner flags to Gazza’s moments of magic and tears. Test your memory with 30 questions about the FIFA World Cup in 1990 here SHOP the official FIFA World Cup […]

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Match

Germany 2 Holland 1

The 1974 World Cup final was contested by host nation West Germany and neighbours The Netherlands. Within just 2mins of the game starting and without the Germans actually touching the ball, talented Dutch number 14 Johan Cryuff burst into the German box and was brought down to give Holland an early spot kick which was […]

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Match

Italy 3 Brazil 2

In the second round of the Espana 1982 World Cup, the Italians and Brazilians served up a classic match which the Azzurri won courtesy of a Paolo Rossi hat trick. The Italians guided by Enzo Bearzot went onto lift the World Cup for a third time after beating West Germany in the final.

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Gallery

England 3 Denmark 0

England beat Denmark 3-0 in the second round of the World Cup back in 2002. Rio Ferdinand, Michael Owen and Emile Heskey grabbed the goals for the Three Lions.

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Match

England 4 West Germany 2

Host nation England faced West Germany in the final of the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley. A Geoff Hurst hat-trick was enough to give the Three Lions victory and England lifted the Jules Rimet for the first and only time in their history.

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Match

Argentina 3 Holland 1

Hosts nation Argentina defeated Holland 3-1 after extra time to win the World Cup for the first time with a brace from Mario Kempes. SHOP the Argentina 1978 shirt here

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Blog

The Magic of Mexico 86

35 years ago today, on May 31, 1986, at around 11am local time, the eyes of the world were on the stunning Estadio Azteca in Mexico City for the opening ceremony of the 13th FIFA World Cup. The curious mix of semi-naked dancers, piñatas, military officers and a life-sized Pique were gone even before defending […]

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