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The World Cup fix

The 1978 World Cup has claims to be one of the most controversial ever.  A Welsh referee disallowed a Brazil gaol because he judged it was full-time as the ball was about to cross the line, and  a Scottish player was sent home for taking a banned stimulant. And, meanwhile, off the pitch, terrible things were happening away from the ...

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The Ponies that never became Stallions

Club Alianza Lima – known popularly as Alianza – are one of the oldest and most successful teams in Peru, having won twenty three league titles. These days they are languishing in the second division, but in their heyday, in the 1970s, they were one of the best teams in South America,, with a celebrated midfield trio of José Velasquez, Teófilo ...

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