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On this day… 22nd June 1986

22 Jun

Twenty-four years ago an England team had a disastrous start to a World Cup finals campaign, beaten by an unfancied Portugal side, held to a goalless draw by Morocco and without the services of Brian Robson whose shoulder had fallen off and Ray Wilkins who had been sent off against the North African side. But then it all started going right for England. Gary Lineker hit a hat-trick against Poland in the final group game, and he hit too more against Paraguay in the second round to set up a quarter-final with Argentina and a chance, on this day in 1986, to prove they could cut it against the best in the world, and not just those nations beginning with ‘P’. Continue reading

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Player Profile: Ariel Garcé (Argentina)

10 Jun

Colon defender Ariel Garcé can count himself lucky to be involved in an Argentinian 23 that doesn’t include Javier Zanetti. Garcé earned two caps for the national side in 2003 but subsequently found himself frozen out of the international setup until he played in a friendly against Haiti  last month. Continue reading