Alessandro Lucarelli

Alessandro Lucarelli: Extensive Loyalty Duly Rewarded for Parma Legend

When football players are involved in relegated campaigns and are facing adversity, character and other personal values are truly tested. For most, a decision...
The Battle of Santiago

World Cup 1962: The Battle of Santiago

World Cup 1962: The Battle of Santiago Set against the backdrop of a country struggling to cope following the Valdivia earthquake in 1960, the biggest...

World Cup 1982. Day-by-Day. Day Ten. Poles Apart. Scots Crash Out.

DAY TEN We were now approaching the complicated part of the tournament. FIFA had decided to expand this World Cup to twenty-four teams. Six groups...

World Cup 1982 Day-by-Day: Day Nine: Austria in charge; Kuwait in a Strop; Irish...

Monday 21st June 1982 GROUP TWO, Estadio Carlos Tartiere, Oviedo. (17:15) AUSTRIA   (0)   2   (Schachner 56 Krankl, 67) ALGERIA   (0)   0   Austria: Koncilia; Krauss, Degeorgi, Pezzey, Obermayer;...

World Cup 1982 Day-by-Day: Day Eight: England march on; The Germans & Spanish win...

Sunday 20th June 1982 GROUP TWO, Estadio El Molinon Gijon. (17:15) WEST GERMANY   (1)   4   (Rummenigge 9, 56, 66, Reinders 81) CHILE   (0)   1   (Moscoso 89) West Germany:...

World Cup 1982: Day-by-Day – Groups Take Shape

DAY SEVEN Saturday 19th June 1982 GROUP ONE, Estadio Riazor, La Coruna. (17:15) CAMEROON   (0)   0 POLAND   (0)   0 Cameroon: N’Kono; Kaham, M’Bom, Onana, N’Djeya; Aoudou, Kunde,M’Bida, Abega; Milla,...

World Cup 1982: Day-by-Day – Day Six. Italy, Argentina and Brazil in Action

DAY SIX Friday 18th June 1982 GROUP ONE, Estadio Balaidos, Vigo. (17:15) ITALY   (1)   1   (Conti 19) PERU   (0)   1   (Diaz 84) Italy: Zoff; Gentile, Scirea, Collovati, Cabrini; Conti,...

World Cup 1982: Day-by-Day – Day Five, End of First Round of Group Matches

DAY FIVE Thursday 17th June 1982 GROUP TWO, Estadio Carlos Tartiere, Oviedo. (17:15) AUSTRIA (1) 1 (Schachner 21) CHILE (0) 0 Austria: Koncilia; Krauss, Degeorgi (Baumeister), Pezzey, Obermayer; Weber...

World Cup 1982: Day-by-day. Day Four. England, Germany & Spain. Mixed Fortunes

The World Cup had got off to a slow start, but exploded into life with Hungary hitting ten.. Scotland had seen off the potentially...

Hamburg: Tempting Fate and Eventual Relegation

The large clock inside the Volksparkstadion has ticked away over seasons past, tempting fate by highlighting how long Hamburger SV have swerved the Bundesliga...