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14th Minute, Gustavo Peña, Mexico v Belgium, 1970 World Cup Group Stage Context Mexico 1970 was the first World Cup to be held outside of Europe and South America. There […]
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15th Minute, Joe Jordan, Scotland v USSR, 1982 World Cup First Round Group Stage Context Scotland’s World Cup history is littered with poor or unfortunate first round exits. 1978 in […]
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16th Minute, Silvio Piola, Italy v Hungary, 1938 World Cup Final Context France were chosen to host the 1938 World Cup which sparked criticism and protest from South America with […]
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17th Minute, Careca, Brazil v France, 1986 World Cup Quarter Final Context Having suffered the shock of losing to Italy in 1982, whilst playing some of the finest football the […]
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18th Minute, Helmut Rahn, West Germany v Hungary, World Cup Final 1954 Context Sixty years ago Switzerland hosted the 1954 World Cup and Hungary were the hot favourites due to […]
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19th Minute, Pele, Brazil v Romania, 1970 World Cup Group Stage Context In the 1958 World Cup Pele burst to global stardom with a series of eye-catching displays despite not […]
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20th Minute, Romaric, Ivory Coast v North Korea, 2010 World Cup Group Stage Context Ivory Coast finally qualified for a World Cup in 2006 after a series of disappointments. They […]
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21st Minute, Rashid Yekini, Nigeria v Bulgaria, 1994 World Cup Group Stage Context After the success of Cameroon in the 1990 World Cup, African nations had gained a lot of […]
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22nd Minute, Haminu Draman, Ghana v USA, 2006 World Cup Group Stage Context Ghana finally qualified for their first World Cup by topping a six team group including DR Congo and […]
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23rd Minute, Maniche, Portugal v Netherlands, 2006 World Cup 2nd Round Context Portugal and the Netherlands had negotiated their way through the groups with relative ease and now faced each […]
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24th Minute, Just Fontaine, France v Paraguay, 1958 World Cup Group Stage Context In Sweden in 1958 France and Paraguay met in the opening game in the group and it […]
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25th Minute, David Platt, England v Cameroon 1990 World Cup Quarter Final Context England entered the 1990 World Cup under intense media pressure and scrutiny with manager Bobby Robson singled […]
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26th Minute, Hwang Sun-Hong, South Korea v Poland, 2002 World Cup Group Stage Context Before the 2002 World Cup South Korea had never advanced beyond the group stage of the World […]
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27th Minute, Eusébio, Portugal v Brazil, 1966 World Cup Group Stage Context Portugal had high hopes entering the 1966 World Cup despite never having played in one before. The reason […]
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28th Minute, Zico, Brazil v New Zealand, 1982 World Cup Group Stage Context As we’ve seen in the countdown already, in 1982 Brazil beat Soviet Union and Scotland with some […]
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29th Minute, Jorge Costa (own goal), USA v Portugal 2002 World Cup Group Stage Context Portugal flew to the World Cup in Korea and Japan full of confidence that they […]
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