Football At The World Cup: Part Two (1982-1990)


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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  1. Fredorrarci says:

    I had no idea they unveiled a plaque at the Azteca commemorating Maradona and Negrete’s goals before the tournament had even ended.

  2. Some super memories evoked. I was almost incontrollably excited about these 3 tournaments, roughly coinciding as they did with my adolescence. Coming home from school just in time to see Bryan Robson put England ahead against France was a thrill and England did have a genuinely good team then. Keegan and Brooking’s absence until they both came on as subs in the final match against Spain was a major factor in the side being knocked out.

    Nessun Dorma was inspired indeed – still brings a lump to the throat

  1. March 28, 2010

    […] Football At The World Cup: Part Two (1982-1990) Roger Milla Cameroon 1990 “Last week, we took you from the beginning of the 1966 World Cup finals through to 1978 through the lens of the television cameras that brought the world’s biggest football tournament into our living rooms. This week we move on to the 1980s and the beginning of the gradual expansion of the tournament. The 1980s were a decade during which technological improvements that those in the television industry may have hoped for were cut short by a tournament that twice might not even have taken place, and ended with a tournament that was resplendent with bells and whistles but was let down by the appalling quality of football taking place on the pitch.” (twohundredpercent) […]

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