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62nd Minute, Denmark v West Germany, 1986 World Cup Group Stage Context International football in the mid-eighties is remembered with great fondness. It had Maradona at his peak, Platini and […]
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63rd Minute, Diego Maradona, Argentina v Belgium, 1986 World Cup Semi Final Context Diego Maradona had been hailed as the best player in the world by many but it wasn’t […]
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64th Minute, Nils Liedholm Sweden v Mexico, 1958 World Cup Group Stage Context Two years after Sweden won the Olympic Games in London the Swedish FA lobbied FIFA at the […]
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65th Minute, Johan Cruyff, Netherlands v Brazil, 1974 World Cup 2nd Group Stage   Context Before the 1974 World Cup the Netherlands had only two World Cup matches to their […]
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66th Minute, Pele, Brazil v Wales, 1958 World Cup Quarter Final Context Brazil’s heartbreak of the 1950 World Cup wasn’t healed in a disappointing showing in Switzerland in 1954. Hopes […]
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67th Minute, Francios Oman Biyik, Cameroon v Argentina 1990 World Cup Group Stage   Context   As we saw in yesterday’s entry, African football had been stifled by FIFA for […]
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68th Minute, Lakhdar Belloumi, Algeria v West Germany, 1982 World Cup Context Before the 1978 World Cup, no African team had ever won a game at the World Cup. Tunisia changed […]
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Marco Tardelli, Italy v West Germany, World Cup Final 1982 Context Italy’s passage to the final we saw in http://caniggiascores.com/2014/03/30/74/,  they followed up that quarter final win over Brazil with a victory […]
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70th minute, Franz Beckenbauer , West Germany v Uruguay, 1966 World Cup Quarter-Final Context Franz Beckenbauer nicknamed Der Kaiser came to prominence in the World Cup of 1966 in England. He […]
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71st minute Vasileios Torosidis, Greece v Nigeria 2010 World Cup Group Stage Context Greece were jubilant at qualifying for the World Cup in South Africa, it gave them a chance […]
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72nd Minute, Oleg Salenko, Russia v Cameroon, 1994 World Cup Group Stage Context This was the first time Russia competed in a World Cup as a non-communist country. During the […]
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73rd Minute, Teófilo Cubillas, Peru v Bulgaria, 1970 World Cup Group Stage . Context Before the 1970 World Cup, Peruvian football had very little exposure and impact on the global […]
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74th Minute, Paulo Rossi, Italy v Brazil, World Cup Context Two years before the 1982 World Cup in Spain, Italian football was hit by a major match fixing scandal, which […]
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75th Minute, Sócrates, Brazil v USSR, World Cup First Group Stage 1982 . Context The Brazilian national team had been a huge disappointment in the previous two World Cups, partly […]
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76th Minute, Erich Probst, Austria v Switzerland, 1954 World Cup Quarter Final . Context Hosts Switzerland were elected without any opposition in 1946. They spent eight years preparing to host […]
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77th Minute, Jürgen Sparwasser, East Germany v West Germany, 1974 Group Stage Context After World War II, Germany split into three different football nations: Saarland, West Germany and East Germany. […]
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