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    Italy and Germany beating us at the last two WCs were both massive boilovers.

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    The West Germany one always seemed possilly the most amazing.

    Hungary seemed unstoppable and had beaten Germany 8-3 earlier in the tournament.

    Final itself is ridiculous with the Germans 2-0 down after 10 minutes.

    Typical Germans always stopping the best teams winning.

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    Portugal 7-0 North Korea. Yeah, Korea is crap, but still.........we didn't expect that they'd thrash them by that much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    The West Germany one always seemed possilly the most amazing.

    Hungary seemed unstoppable and had beaten Germany 8-3 earlier in the tournament.

    Final itself is ridiculous with the Germans 2-0 down after 10 minutes.

    Typical Germans always stopping the best teams winning.
    1970, 1972, 1982, 1990, & 1996 spring immediately to mind.

    Going back to 1954, I read something astonishing the other day about syrringes being found in the German dressing room after the game + rumours of fitness enhancing substances.
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    Slovakia 3 - 2 Italy

    probably up there, knocked out by a team who plays at a WC for the first time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kweek View Post
    Slovakia 3 - 2 Italy

    probably up there, knocked out by a team who plays at a WC for the first time
    Five Slovaks have played in a World Cup final though.

    To take another first-time participant, Croatia 3-0 Germany >> Slovakia 3-2 Italy imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Five Slovaks have played in a World Cup final though.

    To take another first-time participant, Croatia 3-0 Germany >> Slovakia 3-2 Italy imo.
    Think I read somewhere 7/11 Euro 76 winners where Slovaks too, including matey who chipped in the winning pen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Think I read somewhere 7/11 Euro 76 winners where Slovaks too, including matey who chipped in the winning pen.
    wiki disagrees. Says he didn't move from Prague until 33. (Well, except for taking that pen, of course.)

    Am sure quite a few were Slovaks, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    wiki disagrees. Says he didn't move from Prague until 33. (Well, except for taking that pen, of course.)

    Am sure quite a few were Slovaks, however.
    Living in Prague all his life wouldn't necessarily make him Czech though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Living in Prague all his life wouldn't necessarily make him Czech though.
    Being born there would though. Otherwise it'd be like calling you English


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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    South Korea beating Italy in the second round in 2002 up there for sheer hilarity.
    Certainly. The fact that a lot of them turned out to be decent players and South Korea have turned out to be a decent side has led to history being rewritten to some extent, but at the time this was an absolutely huge shock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    Being born there would though. Otherwise it'd be like calling you English


    Mitchell to respond with 'Well I was born in blah blah but doesnt make me anything but a ****' in 5...4...3...
    I was born in a grey area which allows me to pick and choose at will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    Portugal 7-0 North Korea. Yeah, Korea is crap, but still.........we didn't expect that they'd thrash them by that much!
    Most of the football world is definitely still reeling from that one.

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