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Age of Innocence - 1966, Pickles the Dog and the Football World Cup

The biggest sporting story of 1966 was that the England football team won the World Cup when they beat West Germany 4-2 and Geoff Hurst, despite the near fifty year controversy over whether the ball crossed the line or not,  famously scored the only world cup final hat trick ever.  751 more words

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The Revie Boys: Super Leeds One to Eleven - by Rob Atkinson

Sprake, the Viking, error-prone
Costly gaffes are too well-known
But brilliance too, in Budapest
Gritty show, Fairs Cup conquest
Outside the fold now, Judas jibes… 398 more words

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It's Complicated: Nkrumah, Football and African History

“The masses of the people of Africa are crying for unity…”

Kwame Nkrumah

Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president in the nation’s post-colonial history was a controversial figure at the best of times. 1,365 more words

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World Cup History

This isnt mine ..but is worth sharing.. Something for Football fans like me around the world… “People say Football World Cup is about Life And Death; but actually it’s much more than that…” World Cup 1930 Image Courtsey: Allsport Winners: Uruguay Teams: 13 Teams in qualifiers: N/A Notable absentees: Of the major European countries, only France took part Surprises: USA, who finished third Golden Boot: Guillermo Stábile (Argentina) – 8 Stats: A total of 70 goals were scored (3.89 per match); Argentina (18) scored the most Format: One group of four and three groups of three in the qualifying stage, with the top from each group going into the semi-finals Number of matches: 18 World Cup 1934 Image Courtsey: GettyImages Winners: Italy Teams: 16 Teams in qualifiers: 32 Notable absentees: Holders Uruguay, England Surprises: Egypt Golden Boot: Oldrich Nejedlý (Czechoslovakia) – 5 Stats: A total of 70 goals were scored (4.12 per match); Italy (12) scored the most Format: Straight knockout, replays for drawn matches Number of matches: 17 World Cup 1938 Image Courtsey: GettyImages Winners: Italy Teams: 15 Teams in qualifiers: 37 Notable absentees: Argentina, England, Spain, Uruguay Surprises: Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), Cuba Golden Boot: Leônidas (Brazil) – 7 Stats: A total of 84 goals were scored (4.67 per match); Hungary (15) scored the most Format: Straight knockout, replays for drawn matches Number of matches: 18 World Cup 1950 Image Courtsey: Allsport Winners: Uruguay Teams: 13 Teams in qualifiers: 34 Notable absentees: France, Germany, Hungary Surprises: Bolivia Golden Boot: Ademir (Brazil) – 9 Stats: A total of 88 goals were scored (4.00 per match); Brazil (22) scored the most Format: Four groups, with the winners of each progressing to a four-team round-robin final group. 973 more words

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Relive All The Goals Of The 1966 World Cup In GIF Form

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been making these gifs for Goalopedia.com and thought you guys might want to see them. Chances are 99% of you weren’t alive during this World Cup and a big chunk of you haven’t seen these goals.

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U.S. U-17s defeat El Salvador, clinch place in 2011 FIFA World Cup | Soccer By Ives

Mario Rodriguez and Marc Pelosi scored goals in extra time to propel the United States Under-17 national team to a wild 3-2 victory over El Salvador in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF U-17 championships. 342 more words

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Real Madrid held to draw at Lyon, Chelsea rolls in UEFA Champions League | Soccer By Ives

By JOHN BOSCHINI

Real Madrid is in the drivers seat but still faces a dicey return leg if it is to advance to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in seven years after being held to a 1-1 draw by host Lyon. 542 more words

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