Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

Crowd scene, Chile versus Brazil, 1962 World Cup

Crowd at Chile verus Brazil, 1962 World Cup

Image from RiveraNotario, via Flickr

Goals! Goals! Goals! (World Cup Braindump #2)

Mexican fan in sombrero and lucha libre mask

As I’ve mentioned before, even bad World Cups are good, but already this is shaping up to be a great World Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

Official sprays the pitch before Netherlands versus Switzerland, 1934 World Cup

Man spraying the pitch

Image from Nationaal Archief, via Flickr

REFEREE! (World Cup Braindump #1)

Brazil supporters watching their World Cup match against Croatia

And so the World Cup begins. An interesting start.

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My life in World Cups

The first World Cup I was around for was in 1982, however I was too young at the time to remember it now. However, once I was old enough to get into football I soon picked up the key elements – Harald Schumacher’s horrendous foul on Patrick Battiston, Marco Tardelli’s goal celebration in the final, Algeria being the big surprise of the tournament, West Germany and Austria conspiring to play out a result that benefited both teams, a second group stage… Read the rest of this entry »

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