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This is a list of all the African Soccer articles we have published on the History of Soccer website.

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2006 World Cup: Italy’s Fourth Title While Zidane Loses It

Hero of the French 1998 World Cup title, Zinedine Zidane, also stood out in the 2006 World Cup in Germany. The image the Frenchman left behind was rather negative. The playmaker managed to steer France into yet another FIFA World …

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2002 World Cup: Brazil Win Their Record Breaking Fifth Title

On Monday 1 July 2002, barbers and hairdressers in Brazil had a busy day. Every boy in the country who was into football wanted a haircut like Ronaldo’s. The day before Japan and South Korea’s 2002 World Cup final, the …

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1998 World Cup: France At The Top Led By The Young Zidane

The 1998 World Cup in France allowed more nations to participate in the tournament. Instead of 24 teams, 32 sides would qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals. Therefore, South Africa, Japan, and Jamaica managed to qualify for the first …

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1990 World Cup: Few Goals But Plenty Of Drama And Emotion

When the 1990 World Cup was again hosted in Italy, 56 years after the Azzurra’s first title, a lot had changed in the country and the world too. If in 1934, winning the title under the watchful eyes of Dictator …

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1986 World Cup: Maradona Leads Argentina To Second Victory

The 1986 World Cup saw the rise of another football immortal. Until that year, Diego Armando Maradona was only an excellent Argentine midfielder with rare skill, a track record of indiscipline, and a controversial figure. However, after June 1986 in …

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1982 World Cup: European Countries Dominate The Tournament

For Brazilians, only the 1950 tournament is more traumatic than the 1982 World Cup, hosted by Spain. The FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil went into football history books for coining the expression Maracanazo, or the Maracanã blow, referring to …

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1978 World Cup: Played In The Shadows Of A Dictatorship

After its South American neighbors (Uruguay, Brazil, and Chile), Argentina finally had the chance to host the 1978 World Cup finals. And contrary to what happened in Brazil and Chile, their story had happy endings. Mario Kempes finished the 1978 …

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1970 World Cup: Perfect Farewell To Pele’s Last Appearance

First World Cup to be broadcast to the whole world, the 1970 World Cup tournament was full of skillful and attacking plays, mainly from Brazil, with great players like Pelé, Tostão, Rivelino, Jairzinho, and Gerson. Brazil made a glorious exhibition …

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World Cup 2022: Dates, Schedule, Kick-Off Times And Results

The 22nd FIFA World Cup is now over for another four years. This page contains information about the amazing World Cup 2022 tournament, including all fixtures, final scores, results, and historical statistics for the knockout rounds, round of sixteen matches, …

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