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33 minutes ago, Scott7 said:

A princely footballer.  He with the oddly named Babbington and Houseman unlocked defences at lightning speed.

And dont forget Luis Galvan who played opposite a certain Wim Jansen that night a good solid half back .

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On 04/11/2020 at 10:05, compo said:

And dont forget Luis Galvan who played opposite a certain Wim Jansen that night a good solid half back .

And Leopold Luque, it was he and Kempes up front in 1978 and if i remember correctly he scored a wonder goal against France in said world cup!

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3 hours ago, ChelseaBoy said:

How so? I was quite young and only remember the streamers and names and archie gemmil :)  not any controversies? 

Beating Peru 6-0 ?

 

the 1978 WC in Argentina was always controversial. The military had seized power of the country in 1977 following Peron’s death a couple of years earlier. 

People opposed to the military regime simply ‘disappeared ‘. The WC final between Argentina & Holland was played at River Plate’s stadium in Buenos Aires which was right next to the naval mechanics college where many of the tortures were carried out by the military government. The Dutch didn’t want the final played there because of this but were ignored. If you ever see a 1978 WC final game you’ll see black tape around the bottom of the goalposts which was a tribute to Argentine people who ‘disappeared’ during the military regime which lasted from 77-84

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7 hours ago, ChelseaBoy said:

How so? I was quite young and only remember the streamers and names and archie gemmil :)  not any controversies? 

The format of the 78 world cup was very different to the current tournaments. There essentially were no knockout phases or semi finals as the teams went into another group of 4, with the 2 group winners heading to the final. In Argentinas group, they were required to beat a decent Peru side by 4 goals to overtake Brazil. The final score was 6-0 with some truly awful "defending" by the Peruvians. Peruvians officials have subseuntly stated that the match was indeed fixed.

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3 hours ago, RANGERRAB said:

Beating Peru 6-0 ?

 

the 1978 WC in Argentina was always controversial. The military had seized power of the country in 1977 following Peron’s death a couple of years earlier. 

People opposed to the military regime simply ‘disappeared ‘. The WC final between Argentina & Holland was played at River Plate’s stadium in Buenos Aires which was right next to the naval mechanics college where many of the tortures were carried out by the military government. The Dutch didn’t want the final played there because of this but were ignored. If you ever see a 1978 WC final game you’ll see black tape around the bottom of the goalposts which was a tribute to Argentine people who ‘disappeared’ during the military regime which lasted from 77-84

I'm sure this was one of the reasons Cruyff did not take part in the tournament and ultimately retired from International football

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2 hours ago, BlackSocksRedTops said:

I'm sure this was one of the reasons Cruyff did not take part in the tournament and ultimately retired from International football

Really?

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-560215/Why-I-missed-1978-World-Cup-final-Johan-Cruyff-reveals-kidnap-attempt-changed-outlook-life.html

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