Friday, February 9, 2018

World Cup Finals Bilbao1982

 The English soccer team dons txapelas during the World Cup Finals in Bilbao, in June 1982. 
The tournament was won by Italy, who defeated West Germany 3–1 in the final in Madrid. England had its first successful World Cup qualifying campaign in 20 years – the English team had qualified automatically as hosts in 1966 and as defending champions in 1970, then had missed the 1974 and 1978 tournaments.
There was some consideration given as to whether England, Northern Ireland and Scotland should withdraw from the tournament due to the Falklands War between Argentina and the United Kingdom. A directive issued by the British sports minister Neil Macfarlane in April, at the start of the conflict, suggested that there should be no contact between British representative teams and Argentina.
Coach Don Howe sharing a joke with Tony Woodcock.

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