The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast, Day 5 – Portugal’s Dismal Day

Ian

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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2 Responses

  1. Mark says:

    There were TWO semi-finals in 1966???

  2. MD says:

    You mentioned something about the Iran kit on the live blog, so this seems relevant, from James M. Dorsey – http://mideastsoccer.blogspot.com.br/2014/06/politics-political-interference-and.html : “Iran, the only other Middle Eastern squad competing in Brazil, was hampered in its preparations by lack of funds as a result of sanctions imposed because of the nuclear issue. Iranian media reported that the country‚Äôs soccer federation, was forced to purchase poor quality kits. It reportedly instructed players to wash their kits in cold water to avoid shrinkage and not to engage in Brazil in the traditional exchange of shirts with opponents because the federation could not afford to buy enough.”

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