Posts Tagged "Argentina"

World Cup Magic: 1978 – Ticker-Tape & Tartan Travesty

World Cup Magic: 1978 – Ticker-Tape & Tartan Travesty

By on Dec 24, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Although I watched the 1974 World Cup finals as an eight-year-old recently converted to football, 1978 is the earliest tournament I properly remember. And I was the only one among the football fans at our rugby-playing school who tipped hosts Argentina to win. For the second World Cup finals in succession, the Anglophile British media had to pretend to support...

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200%’s World Cup Magic, Part One: Argentina vs Cameroon – 1990

200%’s World Cup Magic, Part One: Argentina vs Cameroon – 1990

By on Dec 9, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

In the first of a new occasional series, Ed Carter looks fondly back at his first World Cup finals match. It was Friday 8th June 1990. I was ten years old and I’d never seen a World Cup Finals match before. I came to football relatively late, or at least it felt that way at the time. No-one in my family had any particular interest in the game or strong...

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The Friday Cartoon: How Diego Maradona Really Beat England In 1986

The Friday Cartoon: How Diego Maradona Really Beat England In 1986

By on Jun 7, 2013 in Art, Latest | 0 comments

This morning’s Friday cartoon comes from the 1986 World Cup finals, and tells briefly (and with a reference to a 1970s children’s television puppet that no-one under the age of forty-five reading this is likely to remember) of the real story behind how Diego Maradona scored for Argentina against England. This picture was drawn by Dotmund, who should...

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Argentina Flounder Before German Unity

Argentina Flounder Before German Unity

By on Jul 4, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

Out of the chaos of the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup has come some degree of consensus. If today’s newspapers have one theme running through them, that theme is that Germany are currently the best football team in the world and that, to a point, it would be a travesty if they didn’t win the competition. All of this is somewhat odd, since it is...

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World Cup 2010: Argentina 0-4 Germany

World Cup 2010: Argentina 0-4 Germany

By on Jul 3, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

Some games need no introduction, and they fall into two camps. One camp is the poor games that are best left forgotten (which can only be known after the event). The other games are games like this one, where everything that can have been said in advance, has already been said (and, considering England’s history on and off the pitch with both nations, everything...

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