NewsVault Special Collection: The World Cup

As the World Cup was watched by billions of viewers throughout the world we've taken the opportunity to highlight some of the images that stood out from print coverage over time; football action, wins and losses, players’ behaviour… as depicted by British newspapers as and when it happened, available from Gale NewsVault.

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Highlights

Winning and losing

Watch that attitude

Score that goal

The World Cup effect on family life


Highlights

"Foul play ... Diego Maradona's infamous 'Hand of God' goal against England" Hands of destiny; Jeff Powell; Daily Mail, December 28, 1989


"Rocheteau gets by Italian defender Bergomi with an early header at the Azteca stadium" Hoddle the key in a test of character; Stuart Jones; The Times June 18, 1986


"Gary Lineker beats Morocco's Bouyahiaoui to a high ball" Laughing stock!; Jeff Powell; Daily Mail June 07, 1986


"Right turn: Bett swerves past Hansen, of Norway, as Scotland put their recent anxieties behind them and made sure of their place in the World Cup finals in Italy next year with a draw at Hampden Park last night" Romanians achieve place in finals to end 20-year wait" Louise Taylor; The Times, November 16, 1989


"Agony and ecstasy: The French (above left) miss out, Robson, the England captain, is forced out and Mexico's Negrete (below) hits out. Man of the moment: Maradona, the genius who has left the rest behind. Narey, of Scotland (above), is held back in the game against Uruguay, Jennings is left in reflective mood, while Lineker (below right) celebrates" Skill must win the day; Stuart Jones; The Times,Saturday, June 28, 1986

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Winning and losing

"Franz Beckenbauer and a colleague celebrate the triumph of their German team, while Maradona's World Cup ends in tears" Don't let spoilers kill soccer's greatest day; Jeff Powell; Daily Mail, July 10, 1990



"Leighton, the Scotland goalkeeper, gives a look of despair in stark contrast to Cafú, the Brazil No 2, after the own goal by Boyd that gifted victory to the world champions yesterday" Brave hearts broken by Brazil; Oliver Holt; The Times June 11, 1998



"Handing it to France: The defeat of the World Cup holders, Italy, brings consolation (above) for Bagni from Platini, the French captain, and despair (below) for coach Bearzot, De Napoli on the field and Rossi on the sidelines" Beckenbauer criticizes Morocco for debacle; The Times, June 19, 1986


"Dunga, the Brazil captain, holds the trophy aloft as he leads his team in to the pitch after their penalty shoot-out triumph over Italy in Pasadena on Sunday" Players tire of World Cup's sacrifice; Rob Hughes; The Times, July 19, 1994


"Homage to victory. Brown on his knees after scoring his goal, the first of Argentina's three against the West Germans" Maradona shares stage; Stuart Jones; The Times, June 30, 1986

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Watch that attitude

The moment when Zaire's goalkeeper made THE save of the World Cup" Don't do it, man; Ian Wooldridge; Daily Mail, June 29, 1974


"Flash point; Dezotti, of Argentina, who was later sent off, is booked as he remonstrates with the referee in yesterday's World Cup final" Argentina shame World Cup final; David Miller; The Times, July 09, 1990


"Zidane is sent off by Brizio Carter after his foul on Amin, which marred France's emphatic victory over Saudi Arabia last night" Zidane stamps out French joy; Oliver Holt; The Times, June 19, 1998


"No pain, no gain: players overreacting to minimal contact to win a foul, such as Thierry Henry, of France, against Carles Puyol, of Spain, in the round of 16, blighted World Cup and and may be prevented by post-match punishment using videos" World Cup cheats have damaged game; David Elleray; The Times, July 12, 2006


"Balboa, the United States defender, is felled by Mazinho as Mauro Silva, his Brazil colleague, moves in at Stanford Stadium last night" Dismissal taints Brazilian delight; Rob Hughes; The Times, July 05, 1994



"Luis Enrique appeals to Puhl that his nose has been broken by Tassotti during the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday" Italy angered by Tassotti's ban; Rob Hughes; The Times, July 13, 1994

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Score that goal

"A delighted Yekini celebrates after scoring Nigeria's opening goal in their 3-0 win against Bulgaria" World Cup party provides unique American flavour; Rob Hughes; The Times, June 23, 1994


"Heading for glory: Zidane rises above Leonardo to direct the first of his two goals past Taffarel and into the Brazil net last night" Zidane has final word to silence Brazil 's guns; Oliver Holt; The Times, July 13, 1998



"The way a World Cup was won: and for the West German goalkeeper, Toni Schumacher, the that crowned a personal disaster in the final, as his hesitation gives Jorge Burruchaga, or Argentina, room to score the winning goal" A football dream that turned to nightmare; Toni Schumacher; The Times, June 09, 1990



Touch of genius: Del Piero curls his shot past Lehmann and into the far corner to put the semi-final beyond doubt last night" Hosts turfed out of party by two late gatecrashers; Matt Dickinson; The Times, July 05, 2006

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The World Cup effect on family life


"Don't show her the red card ... there are ways a football fanatic can keep the family happy" The wife or the World Cup.. ! ; Joe Steeples; Daily Mail, June 12, 1982


"Here lies Arthur Thrumpton, who watched so much World Cup football that the TV set blew up - just as Mrs Thrumpton was settling down to watch Wimbledon..." Mac; Daily Mail, June 26, 1978

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