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30th Minute, England v Portugal, World Cup 1966 Semi-Final Context In July 1966 the country that invented football finally got the chance to host football’s most prestigious tournament. On the […]
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31st Minute, Esteban Cambiasso, Argentina v Serbia and Montenegro Context After their surprise early exit in the 2002 World Cup, Argentina were more desperate than ever to win football’s greatest […]
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32nd Minute Lukas Podolski, Germany v England, World Cup 2010 Second Round Context The 2010 World Cup in South Africa had few entertaining teams and matches but this match showcased […]
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33rd minute, Zico, Brazil v Scotland, 1982 World Cup First Round Context The 1982 World Cup in Spain was eventually won by Italy but it was Brazil who captured the […]
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34th Minute, Gary Lineker, England v Poland, 1986 World Cup Group Stage Context England’s World Cup in Mexico began with a poor 1-0 defeat to Portugal followed by a laboured […]
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35th Minute, Andres Escobar (Own Goal), USA v Colombia, 1994 World Cup Group Stage Context The 1994 World Cup provided the United States the chance to fall in love with […]
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36th Minute, Yahya Golmohammadi, Iran v Mexico, 2006 World Cup Group Stage Context Iran were competing in their third World Cup in Germany in 2006. Their first was in Argentina in 1978 […]
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37th Minute, Henri Camara, Senegal v Sweden, 2002 World Cup Second Round Context Senegal caused a sensation in their first World Cup finals. A few months before the finals they […]
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38th Minute, Salvatore “Toto” Schillaci , Italy v Republic of Ireland Context Expectations were high in Italy before the 1990 World Cup. They had the league with the best players, […]
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39th Minute, Georges Bregy, Switzerland v USA, World Cup Group Stage 1994 Context Switzerland appointed Englishman Roy Hodgson in 1992 and saw an immediate upturn in fortunes. In 1993 they […]
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40th Minute, Michal Bilek, Czechoslovakia v USA, 1990 World Cup Group Stage Context Matches at the 1990 World Cup were often tight and dull affairs but this match had six […]
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41st Minute, Diego Forlan, Uruguay v Netherlands, 2010 World Cup Semi-Final Context Uruguay had just missed out on qualification for the 2006 World Cup but bounced back in style by […]
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42nd Minute, Pak Do Ik, North Korea v Italy, 1966 World Cup Group Stage Context Italy were two time World Champions and a football world power whilst North Korea were […]
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43rd Minute, Gerd Muller, West Germany v Netherlands, 1974 World Cup Final Context West Germany had suffered a shock defeat to East Germany in the group stages but did enough […]
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44th Minute, Leonel Sanchez, Chile v Switzerland, 1962 World Cup Group Stage Context Chile had to come from behind to win the opening match of the 1962 World Cup. The […]
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45th Minute, Zinedine Zidane, France v Brazil, 1998 World Cup Final Context Under the guidance of Aimé Jacquet made it all the way to the World Cup final in 1998 […]
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