France produced a magnificent display to topple Argentina in the last 16 of the World Cup and they are now among the favourites for glory. Optimism is swelling among fans as this golden generation of superstars looks set to finally deliver on its huge promise. Les Bleus made the final of Euro 2016, but lost out to Portugal after extra-time. Now Didier Deschamps men could go one better by conquering the world, as they are playing with flair, power, dynamism and vitality and they will fear no one heading into the latter stages of the tournament.
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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 13:43

FIFA World Cup – A League unto Itself

It could probably be said that the FIFA world cup is the league of leagues, where the club is a school, and the World Cup a university. This unique tournament, now nearly a century old, is one in which the purest skill of each country is put on display.
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Monday, 19 March 2018 14:04

1978 FIFA World Cup TM on ZANI

The 11th staging of the World Cup TM was held in Argentina in 1978. The competition logo was based on the signature gesture of former President Juan Peron i.e., a salute to the crowd with both arms extended above his head. The design was had been in 1974, two years prior to the military coup in 1976. And whilst they tried to change the competition's logo, the design was already broadly commercialized and merchandise had already been made. A forced modification would automatically trigger a litany of lawsuits. against the country, and so the government dropped their objections.
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June 5 -1977- Buenos Aires -La Bombonera-Argentina 1-West Germany 3

 

In the Summer of 1977, Argentina’s World Cup was one year away. Argentina as hosts, were condemned to Friendly matches in preparations for their World Cup. To test themselves against worthy European Competition that they would surely be facing, the Argentine Federation invited many European nations to play vs. the national team that summer. Argentina under the control of a Junta led by General Videla was beset by political problems and terrorism. There were questions about their ability to host the event. The authorities wanted to showcase these friendlies to display to the world, their competence and willingness to host the Main Event without any problems.

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Maradona Napoli 1

When Diego Armando Maradona joined Barcelona following the 1982 World Cup for a then world record transfer fee of £5m it was for most, a logical and evolutionary move for a player already deemed one of the best players in the world and one who's star was most definitely on the rise. Leaving his native Argentina and his boyhood heroes Boca Juniors for Catalunya this, as the world’s football media speculated, would prove to be the move that would elevate him to the very top of football’s table of the elite.

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