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Australia’s first World Cup campaign revisited

australia's world cup

Photo Source There are a few countries in the world that can claim to be internationally competitive across a wide range of sporting disciplines. Australia is one of the few. A former member of Oceania Football Confederation, Australia has been one of the major forces in team sports like cricket and rugby and are consistently among the top medal winners ...

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Football’s Biggest Controversies – The battle of Berne

Brazil has always been the land of beautiful football. The nation takes great pride in their team playing an attacking form of the game that values individual expression and goals, plenty of goals, above all else. However, at the 1954 World Cup, it was Hungary that had taken the mantle of being the team that enthralled the world with their ...

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Football’s Biggest Controversies – the hand of God

If there was one match that summed up Diego Maradona, then Argentina’s quarter-final clash against England at the 1986 World Cup at the Estadio Azetca in Mexico would be it. In the 51st minute of the encounter, Maradona after a typical mazy run from the midfield that saw him go past three English players, played a diagonal pass to Jorge ...

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The tragic end of a USMNT World Cup hero

When you score one of the most significant goals in the World Cup history, chances are you would be lauded and feted with all kinds of rewards and, in all probability, would be set for life. However, things turned out completely opposite for the hero of the United States’ unprecedented victory over England at the 1950 World Cup in Brazil. ...

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The greatest football game ever played

In Spanish the game is known as Partido del Siglo; the Italians call it Partita del Secolo, while the Germans have termed it Jahrhundertspiel. It all means the same “Game of the Century.” It was the second semi-final of the 1970 World Cup, played at the historic Azteca Stadium in Mexico between Italy and West Germany and at the end ...

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