World Cup 1982 – Day-by-Day. Day Twenty-One. Third Place Match. Poles Victorious

DAY TWENTY-ONE Saturday 10th July 1982THIRD PLACE PLAY-OFF, Estadio Jose Rico Perez, Alicante. (20:00)FRANCE   (1)   2   (Girard 13, Couriol 73)POLAND   (2)   3   (Szarmach 41, Majewski...

World Cup 1982 – Day-by-Day. Semi-Final Day. The Drama of Seville. Rossi Aye The...

DAY TWENTY Thursday 8th July 1982SEMI-FINAL, Estadio Nou Camp, Barcelona. (17:15)ITALY   (1)   2   (Rossi 22, 72)POLAND   (0)   0 Italy: Zoff; Bergomi, Scirea, Collovati, Cabrini; Tardelli,...

World Cup 1982 – Day-by-Day. Day Nineteen. Game of the Century & England Go...

DAY NINETEEN Monday 5th July 1982GROUP C, Estadio Sarria, Barcelona. (17:15)BRAZIL   (1)   2   (Socrates 12, Falcao 68)ITALY   (2)   3   (Rossi 5, 25, 75)Brazil: Waldir; Leandro,...
Graham Poll

Referee! Five British referees at the World Cup 1962-2010

With the World Cup around the corner and no British referees involved for the first time in 80 years, I take a look at...

World Cup 1982: Day-by-Day, Day Eighteen: Dream is over for Irish, Poles Vault...

DAY EIGHTEEN Sunday 4th July 1982GROUP D, Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid. (17:15)FRANCE   (1)   4   (Giresse 33, 80, Rocheteau 47, 68)NORTHERN IRELAND   (0)   1   (Armstrong 75)France:...
Jack Charlton

The Charlton Years Part 2: How Big Jack’s old school methods took Ireland to...

You can read Part 1 of this series here. Part 2: A nation holds its breath Having qualified for their first ever major tournament in the...
Jackson Martinez

Jackson Martinez: Prolific in Porto, Expendable at Evergrande

During recent seasons, the elevation of the stature of player in which the Chinese Super League has been attracting is remarkable. Still an underdeveloped...

World Cup 1982 Day-by-Day. Day Seventeen: Holders & Hosts are out, Brazil march on

DAY SEVENTEEN Friday 2nd July 1982GROUP C, Estadio Sarria, Barcelona. (17:15)BRAZIL   (1)   3   (Zico 12, Serginho 67, Junior 75)ARGENTINA   (0)   1   (Diaz 89)Brazil: Waldir; Leandro...

World Cup 1982 – Day-by-Day. Day Sixteen. Belgium out, Irish Still In

Thursday 1st July 1982 GROUP D, Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid. (17:15)AUSTRIA   (0)   2   (Pezzey 50, Hintermaier 67)NORTHERN IRELAND   (1)   2   (Hamilton 27, 74)Austria: Koncilia; Krauss,...

World Cup 1982 Day-by-Day: Day Fifteen: Italy Come Alive. England & West Germany Send...

Tuesday 29th June 1982 GROUP C, Estadio Sarria, Barcelona. (17:15)ITALY   (2)   2   (Tardelli 55, Cabrini 67)ARGENTINA   (0)   1   (Passarella 83)Italy: Zoff; Gentile, Scirea, Collovati, Cabrini;...