Uruguay, the defending champions, had never lost a World Cup match. Hungary were unbeaten since they’d returned to international football in 1950. Their meeting in the semi-final of the 1954 World Cup was always going to be memorable, a clash of the rioplatense and Danubian schools: it produced a classic, a game of spectacular attacking football and high drama.
“I don’t know why there’s so many traffic lights, this is Tulua, not New York!” grumbles Faustino Asprilla as he simultaneously jumps a red and sends a text while drunkenly driving my hire car around the streets of the small Colombian town he has always called home. Despite having re-scheduled and re-confirmed my request to come and spend a weekend as Tino’s guest numerous times, he seems surprised when I do finally arrive at the ranch at 4pm on Friday.
You always remember your first time, they say. Mine – the night I first watched a football match in the flesh – was in the draughty old shed of the South Stand at Windsor Park in Belfast, watching Linfield against the Albanian champions 17 Nëntori [since renamed FK Tirana] in a European Cup first round game. It was 29 September 1982. Linfield had lost the first leg 1-0 the previous week in Tirana, but would surely win the second leg comfortably. After all – Albania? Where the hell was Albania?
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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