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HISTORY

CLASSIC MATCHES
England v Brazil classics
A look back at some of the epic England v Brazil encounters from football's history.

Rossi sinks the Brazilians
The 1982 World Cup quarter-final between Italy and Brazil was one of the most thrilling games ever.

England v Argentina revisited
A look back at the previous World Cup encounters between England and Argentina.

The great World Cup final mystery
France got the glory in 1998 but Brazil's Ronaldo stole the show.

The Azteca goal explosion
The 1970 semi-final between Italy and West Germany in Mexico burst into life in extra-time with the Azzurri running out 4-3 winners.

Super Eagles make their mark
Nigeria produced one of the games of the tournament when they beat Spain four years ago.

Platini paves Brazil's exit path
France, inspired by Michel Platini, forced Brazil to penalties at Mexico 86 before booking their place in the semi-finals.

Costa shocker for Scots
Scotland were on the wrong end of a World Cup upset when Costa Rica beat them in the opening group match of Italia 90.

Germans turn tide against England
How a bottle of beer and tactical errors cost England a semi-final place at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.

Their finest footballing hour
The day in 1950 that the 500-1 United States stunned England and world football in Belo Horizonte.

The unluckiest team
France's dramatic defeat to West Germany in 1982 saw a great team miss out on the ultimate prize.

Dream team's Spanish nightmare
The Brazil side of 1982 is remembered as one of the best ever, despite failing to make even the semi-finals.

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