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And Gazza Misses The Final

Rob Smyth, Scott Murray

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From the publisher:

Classic World Cup clashes brought to life and re-evaluated by two of the writers of the popular Guardian minute-by-minute football blog. Watching each match in real time and reacting to the twists and turns of the action, Murray and Smyth bring you the real stories of the matches as they happened, not the highlights package or rose-tinted version. From the crowd swarming over the pitch moments before the Brazil-Uruguay classic of 1950 kicked off, to the dubious refereeing decisions that decided England's single triumph at Wembley, this is the history of the World Cup as you've never seen it before.

As well as 30 classic moments from other matches, the games given a full report include:

1950
Uruguay v Brazil

1962
Chile v Italy

1966
England v Argentina
England v West Germany

1970
England v West Germany
Italy v West Germany
Brazil v Italy

1974
West Germany v Holland

1978
Scotland v Holland

1982
Brazil v Italy
West Germany v France

1986
England v Argentina
France v Brazil

1990
England vs Cameroon
England v West Germany

1994
Romania v Argentina

1998
Argentina v England

2006
Italy v Germany

2010
Spain v Holland

The author:

Rob Smyth has written for the Guardian, Wisden, Intelligent Life, GQ Style, Sports Illustrated and the official Manchester United magazine. He has written three books and was highly commended at the 2009 Sports Journalists Association awards.

Scott Murray has written for the Guardian, the Observer, the Evening Standard, GQ, the Blizzard, FourFourTwo and Men's Health. He was sports editor of the website formerly known as Guardian Unlimited, is co-author of Phantom of the Open, a good book about bad golf, and has penned two tomes of football miscellany.

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Constable
20 x 13 cm
Paperback
320 pages
April 2014
English
9781472111036