World Cup 1982 – Day-by-Day. Day Thirteen. Disgrace of Gijon. Irish Eyes Smiling in...

DAY THIRTEEN Friday 25th June 1982GROUP TWO, Estadio El Molinon Gijon. (17:15)WEST GERMANY   (1)   1   (Hrubesch 10)AUSTRIA   (0)   0West Germany: Schumacher; Kaltz, K-H Forster, Stielike,...

World Cup 1982 – Day-by-Day. Day Twelve. Algeria in Touching Distance

DAY TWELVE Thursday 24th June 1982GROUP TWO, Estadio Carlos Tartiere, Oviedo. (17:15)ALGERIA   (3)   3   (Assad 8, 30, Bensaoula 34)CHILE   (0)   2   (Neira pen 59, Letelier...

World Cup 1982 – Day-by-Day. Day Eleven. Brazil Imperious, Italy & Argentina Scrape Through

DAY ELEVEN Wednesday 23rd June 1982GROUP ONE, Estadio Balaidos, Vigo. (17:15)ITALY   (0)   1   (Graziani 60)CAMEROON   (0)   1   (M’Bida 61)Italy: Zoff; Gentile, Scirea, Collovati, Cabrini; Conti,...
Jack Charlton

The Charlton Years Part 1: How Big Jack’s old school methods took Ireland to...

The Charlton Years Part 1: How Big Jack's old school methods took Ireland to brave new heights1986 was a difficult time in Ireland. A...
Tale of Two Halves

Ballon d’Or: Best of The Rest

The End of an EraOver the last 12 weeks, I have introduced you to ten players that I believe could compete for the biggest...
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 SantiagoSet 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:...