My Favourite Match: France vs Portugal, The 1984 European Championships


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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5 Responses

  1. Richard says:

    The best games are always semi-finals.

  2. Paul Dylan says:

    I just came across this post when researching the mid-80’s Portuguese teams and I wanted to say that this is a fantastic writeup of that 84 Euro semi-final vs. France. The best I’ve seen.

    I look forward to reading more of your work.


  3. François says:

    thank you Ian.
    I was there in Velodrome that evening and your wonderful story remind me a match I will never forget.

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