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They went to a match and never came back (Part Two)

Continuing the series which looks at those, thankfully, rare times when football fans went to a match but never came home again. (For Part One click here). Estadio Nacional Disaster, 1964 The worst footballing disaster of all time occurred in Lima, Peru, in May 1964, and was a qualifier for the Summer Olympics due to be held in Tokyo later ...

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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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