WALES 1 YUGOSLAVIA 1 – 1976 European Championship Quarter Final 2nd Leg, Ninian Park Cardiff – 22nd May 1976

Wales could be excused for their disappointing Home Internationals campaign, as they alone of the sides involved had bigger fish to fry in May 1976. The lone representative from these Isles in the European Championship quarter finals faced an uphill task as they tried to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg in Zagreb,

ENGLAND 4 NORTHERN IRELAND 0 – Home International Championships, Wembley Stadium 11th May 1976

The pressure on England manager Don Revie was eased slightly as his side ran out comfortable 4-0 winners over a woeful Northern Ireland team. However with a championship defining match to come at Hampden Park in a few short days, it was a brief respite for the beleaguered England boss. After receiving heavy criticism in

ENGLAND 3 CZECHOSLAVAKIA 0 – 1976 European Championship Qualifier, Wembley Stadium 30th October 1974

Don Revie’s reign as England manager started in spectacular fashion as the Three Lions ushered in a new era in the country’s history with a comprehensive victory over the side perceived to be their biggest rivals in qualification for the 1976 European Championships. Following the disappointment of missing out on World Cup qualification and the

1974 World Cup – Contenders Cut Down to Four – Second Phase Match 2

Sunday 30th June saw the 1974 World Cup get down to the business end as all four second phase matches took place on a single day. The results effectively set up two semi-finals but also showed the weakness of a second round robin phase as the results left the four other sides forced to take

1974 WORLD CUP – Opening Groups, Final Matches

Brazil entered their match with Zaire with just one objective, to beat Zaire by three clear goals, and hope that Scotland failed to beat Yugoslavia. Any win for Scotland would see the World Champions crash out at the first stage, as they had last time they defended the trophy in 1966. It was a demonstration

1974 WORLD CUP – The Opening Exchanges

The 1974 World Cup was the beginning of a new era for FIFA’s flagship competition. Following Brazil’s third triumph in 1970, the Jules Rimet trophy was replaced by the brand new FIFA World Cup trophy, the solid gold prize still fought for today. A change in the competition’s format saw the quarter-finals replaced with a