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You're Reading Issue Twenty Nine

Introduction

World Cup Memories (20th Century)

The First Superstar

Brian Oliver

14th June 2018

José Andrade was key as Uruguay won the first World Cup but celebrity took a terrible toll

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Cinnamon Sticks

Chris Lepkowski

14th June 2018

The long and ignoble history of World Cup songs, from Rod Stewart to Jurgen Klinsmann

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The Great Disgrace

Uli Hesse

14th June 2018

Brutality, unrepentance, the Shame of Gijón and falling out of love with West Germany

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Numbers Made of Sequins

Dan Edwards

14th June 2018

How Argentina improvised to find lightweight shirts for the 1986 World Cup quarter-final

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The Last Great World Cup?

Tim Vickery

14th June 2018

The joys of 1986 and a tournament before everybody knew everybody

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The Assassin

Simon Hart

14th June 2018

Toto Schillaci's unexpected call-up and the goals that almost took Italy to Italia 90 glory

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The Letter of 14

Michael Yokhin

14th June 2018

Russia should have been one of the strongest squads at USA 94 but internal politics intervened

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Blue Skies and Brazil

Richard Jolly

14th June 2018

Why USA 94 was the World Cup that had everything (apart from England)

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Nothing Turns Away

Mardean Isaac

14th June 2018

The World Cup final and the profound agony of Roberto Baggio

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Cesar's French Campaign

Joshua Law and Tom Sanderson

14th June 2018

Cesar Sampaio looks back on his career and the chaos of the 1998 World Cup

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At Home

Shinobu Yamanaka

14th June 2018

How a schoolmate's goal against Jamaica brought Japan into the football world

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World Cup Memories (21st Century)

Russia 2018