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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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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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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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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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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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Pele #10

Pele opened the scoring for the Samba boys in the 1970 World Cup final. Brazil went on to beat Italy 4-1 to lift the Jules Rimet for the third time in their history. It would be Pele’s last World Cup.

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Italia 1990 Revisited

Scorched Earth Thatcher’s dark shadow was cast over England in the Eighties. A bleak and desolate country. The Specials serenaded the decade with the haunting anthem, ‘Ghost Town’, to a backdrop of inner-city decay and industrial decline. The working class were conflicted between the sceptre of mass unemployment and the gratification of council house ownership. […]

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Classic Encounters: Scotland 3 Holland 2 World Cup 1978

At the World Cup in Argentina 1978, Scotland’s team was brimming with talent with the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness, Archie Gemmill and Joe Jordan in the squad making them fifth favourites with the bookies to lift the Jules Rimet trophy just behind hosts Argentina, Brazil, West Germany and Holland. However, it seemed that […]

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England 3 Poland 0

England’s Gary Lineker bagged a first half hat trick to help the Three Lions progress to the next round of the World Cup in Mexico 1986.

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