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Tactics Explained: A History Of The World Cup Pt 2

Tactics Explained: A History Of The World Cup Pt 2

Vital England continues with our 'tactics explained: A history of the World Cup' series.

To read and watch the video content from our first article tap here.

The following clips, courtesy of uMAXit Football.

Tactics Explained | 1970-1978: A History Of The World Cup

The 1970s showed that, tactically, ideas could take football almost anywhere. It was an intoxicating time when the beautiful game truly became just that.



World Cup Goals | Carlos Alberto: A History Of The World Cup

Carlos Alberto's goal in the finale of Brazil`s 1970 World Cup win is still celebrated as one of the finest moments in football.



Argentina 1978 | A History Of The World Cup

'The more one knows about the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, the more obvious it becomes: the tournament should never have been played.' - David Winner.



Tactics Explained | 1982-1990: A History Of The World Cup

Football was now a truly global, visible sport as the 1970s had proven, and the World Cup most significant event both in terms of prestige and viewing figures. However, while the first six World Cups saw an average of 4.28 goals per game, peaking in Switzerland in 1954 with 5.38, the 1960s onwards saw a general trend of decline that reached its lowest ebb in Italia `90, where a paltry 2.21 goals per game were scored. Defence was king as the free-scoring '50s receded from view, but Spain `82 did provide some respite from the doldrums.



Italia 1990 | A History Of The World Cup

Italia '90 is a World Cup which holds a special place in the hearts of a generation of English football fans. It is not so much the fact that their team scraped its way into a semi-final, but the broader significance that tournament, the first which had been experienced as a real shared national event since 1966.



The third and final chapter will be published in due course.



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Writer:Cresswell
Date:Thursday June 29 2017
Time: 12:49PM

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