Jul 25
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The World Cup semi-final between West Germany and USSR took place 50 years ago today at Goodison Park. The match itself was a dour affair, typical of those that had preceded it, but the main controversy was off the field.

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Jul 23
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Fifty years ago today England played Argentina in one of the most controversial games in the 1966 World Cup tournament. England had qualified for the quarter-finals after finishing top of Group One, while Argentina had been second to West Germany in Group Two.

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Jul 19
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Fifty years ago today one of the most remarkable of all World Cup upsets took place when 1,000:1 outsiders North Korea (or to be accurate, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), defeated Italy, twice previous winners of the trophy by a single-goal margin at Middlesbrough’s Ayresome Park.

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