World Cup 1986

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25 June 2014
England are back, and therefore so are the hollering headlines. Richard Edwards studies the back pages' back pages...
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25 June 2014
Musos used to say the devil has the best tunes. But does the devil work for the BBC or ITV? FourFourTwo's James Maw compares the British television theme tunes to the last eight tournaments to determine which network is best (at coming up with theme tunes). Wistful sighs and shameful cringing aplenty...
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It's been 16 years since Scotland graced a major international tournament, but there was a time the Tartan Army were regular globe-trotters. Yet even in those relative glory days, things didn't always go to plan, as Sam Rowe explains...
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Gary Lineker won the Golden Boot at Mexico 86 with six goals for England. FourFourTwo went through the photo album with him...
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The Iraqi national team arrived at Mexico 86 with the spectre of Saddam breathing down their necks. More precisely Uday, his bloodthirsty emissary, son and one-time heir to Hussein'™s brutal political dynasty...
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Argentina arrived a divided team with their coach about to be fired, but then, writes Chris Hunt, a brave decision to make Maradona skipper made all the difference...
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There are games of great technical merit, there are games of high drama, and very occasionally, there are games that have both. This was one of them...
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3 June 2014
An alternative view of the tournament...
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3 June 2014
"I told Santana he was trying to fit a square peg in a round hole – and that he should pick me"
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3 June 2014
"If only I could have scored three against Denmark and saved the other one for Belgium..."

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