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Blighted Glory

After a ninety-nine year wait for silverware, Alexis Sanchez coolly chipped home from twelve yards to give Chile victory over Argentina and win the 2015 Copa America on home turf.  […]
Blighted Glory

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1st Minute, Bryan Robson, England v France, 1982 World Cup Group Stage Context England having won the World Cup in 1966 and performed well in 1970 then failed to qualify […]
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2nd Minute, Johan Neeskens, Netherlands v West Germany, 1974 World Cup Final Context http://caniggiascores.com/2014/04/08/65/ The Goal The West Germans don’t even touch the ball as the Netherlands take the lead… […]
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3rd Minute, Thomas Müller, Germany v Argentina, 2010 World Cup QF Context Argentina under the guidance of Diego Maradona reached the quarter finals of the 2010 World Cup with an […]
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4th Minute, Sufet Sušić, Yugoslavia v United Arab Emirates, World Cup 1990 Group Stage Context Yugoslavia qualified for the 1990 World Cup despite simmering tensions in the country. Their Under […]
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5th Minute, Saeed Al-Owairan, Saudi Arabia v Belgium, 1994 World Cup Group Stage Context Saudi Arabian football first announced itself to the world with two superb triumphs in the Asian Cup […]
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6th Minute, Ferenc Puskás, Hungary v West Germany, World Cup Final 1954 Context Going into the 1954 World Cup final, Hungary hadn’t been beaten for years. They had dominated international football […]
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7th Minute, Johnny Rep, Netherlands v Uruguay, 1974 World Cup Context Netherlands v Uruguay on the 15th June 1974 was the game that showcased Total Football to the whole world […]
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8th Minute, Brian McBride, USA v Mexico, 2002 World Cup Context At France ’98 the progression of football in the United States suffered a major setback when they crashed out […]
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9th Minute, Vava, Brazil v Sweden, 1958 World Cup Final Context Following the national trauma of losing the 1950 World Cup final and a brutal exit to Hungary four years […]
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10th Minute, Igor Chislenko, Soviet Union v Colombia, 1962 World Cup Group Stage Context The Soviet Union travelled to Chile for the 1962 World Cup full of confidence and one […]
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11th Minute, Ray Houghton, Republic of Ireland v Italy, 1994 World Cup Group Stage Context After achieving the incredible feat of reaching the quarter-finals in 1990 despite not winning a […]
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12th Minute, Pablo Dorado, Uruguay v Argentina, 1930 World Cup Final Context Uruguay was chosen to host the FIFA World Cup in 1929 partly because they were prepared to build […]
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13th Minute,  Turkey v South Korea, World Cup 2002 Third Place Play-Off Context The hosts South Korea stunned the world by reaching the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup but […]
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