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46th Minute, Ronaldo, Brazil v Netherlands, 1998 World Cup Semi Final Context Brazil had become champions of the world for the fourth time in 1994 but the style in which […]
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47th Minute, Gerry Armstrong, Northern Ireland v Spain, 1982 World Cup Group Stage Context Until 2006 when Trinidad and Tobago qualified for the World Cup in Germany, Northern Ireland held […]
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48th Minute, France v Kuwait, 1982 World Cup Group Stage Context France went into the 1982 World Cup with their best side since the late 1950’s but they got off […]
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49th Minute, Juan Cayasso, Costa Rica v Scotland, 1990 World Cup Group Stage Context Costa Rica headed into their first ever World Cup as champions of the CONCACAF region for […]
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50th Minute, Leopoldo Luque, Argentina v Peru, 1978 World Cup, Second Group Stage Context Argentina were given the right to host the 1978 World Cup during the mid-sixties but with […]
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51st Minute, Junichi Inamoto, Japan v Russia, 2002 World Cup Group Stage Context It wasn’t until the 1998 World Cup that Japan played their first World Cup finals match. Japanese […]
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52nd Minute, Park Ji-Sung, South Korea v Greece, World Cup 2010 Group Stage Context South Korea’s success in the 2002 World Cup in their own country raised expectations to unrealistic […]
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Context Netherlands, having failed to qualify in 2002 and only reached the second round in 2006, were looking to reach the semi-finals for the first time since 1998. Standing in […]
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55th Minute, Ecuador v Costa Rica, 2006 World Cup Group Stage Context Ecuador had never qualified for a World Cup until 2002 where they finally made it to football’s greatest […]
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55th Minute, Diego Maradona, Argentina v England, World Cup 1986 Quarter Final Context Four years after Maradona and Argentina had put in a disappointing performance in the 1982 World Cup […]
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56th Minute Enzo Scifo, Belgium v USSR, World Cup 1986 2nd Round Context Belgium football enjoyed its best period during the early and mid-eighties under the guidance of Guy Thys. […]
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Context Brazil were trying to defend the title whilst France had a lot to prove after a poor showing in Korea four years earlier. Brazil had reached the quarter finals […]
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58th Minute, Gheorghe Hagi, Romania v Argentina, World Cup 1994 2nd Round Context Romania competed in the first three World Cups, winning just the once in the five matches they […]
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59th Minute Jairzinho, Brazil v England, World Cup 1970 Group Stage Context England were World Champions and Brazil were searching for their third World Cup. Many thought this England side […]
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60th Minute, Eduardo Antonio “Tony” Laing, Honduras v Northern Ireland, World Cup 1982 Group Stage Context Honduras qualified for the 1982 FIFA World Cup for the first time by winning […]
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61st Minute, Miroslav Klose, Germany v Costa Rica, World Cup 2006 Group Stage Context In June 2000 Germany was given the right to host the 2006 World Cup, it was […]
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