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This is a list of all the Scottish or Scotland soccer articles we have published on the History of Soccer website.

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Mexico 86: The Best Players In The World Championships

According to some, Mexico 86 was the last truly great World Cup. A tournament filled with drama, storylines, and, of course, stellar players characterized by prolific goalscorers like Emilio Butragueno, Gary Lineker, and Careca. World Cup fans were dazzled by …

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Scotland Football: From Its Origins To The National Team

In Scotland, football has a history dating back almost 600 years. Four separate acts of parliament attempted to curtail ‘futeball’ during the fifteenth century, demonstrating the game’s popularity long before it would be formally regulated and codified in the nineteenth …

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UEFA Cup Winners Cup: List Of European Finals Champions

Since its inception in 1960/61, the UEFA Cup Winners Cup has been regarded as UEFA’s third most important club competition until it was abolished after the 1998/99 season. After 39 seasons, the tournament was discontinued and absorbed into the UEFA …

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1974 World Cup: A Tactical Revolution Pioneered By The Dutch

Brazil did not in any way resemble the magical 1970 team, England did not even manage to qualify for the 1974 World Cup, and Argentina had yet to rise as a footballing power. Nonetheless, the World Cup in West Germany …

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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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