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51st Minute, Junichi Inamoto, Japan v Russia, 2002 World Cup Group Stage Context It wasn’t until the 1998 World Cup that Japan played their first World Cup finals match. Japanese […]
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52nd Minute, Park Ji-Sung, South Korea v Greece, World Cup 2010 Group Stage Context South Korea’s success in the 2002 World Cup in their own country raised expectations to unrealistic […]
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Context Netherlands, having failed to qualify in 2002 and only reached the second round in 2006, were looking to reach the semi-finals for the first time since 1998. Standing in […]
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55th Minute, Ecuador v Costa Rica, 2006 World Cup Group Stage Context Ecuador had never qualified for a World Cup until 2002 where they finally made it to football’s greatest […]
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55th Minute, Diego Maradona, Argentina v England, World Cup 1986 Quarter Final Context Four years after Maradona and Argentina had put in a disappointing performance in the 1982 World Cup […]
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56th Minute Enzo Scifo, Belgium v USSR, World Cup 1986 2nd Round Context Belgium football enjoyed its best period during the early and mid-eighties under the guidance of Guy Thys. […]
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Context Brazil were trying to defend the title whilst France had a lot to prove after a poor showing in Korea four years earlier. Brazil had reached the quarter finals […]
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