Thursday, 3 June 2010

England V USA

In 1950 in England play in a World Cup tournament for the first time. Despite their inexperience in international football they arrive in Brazil with high expectations. 

The first match goes well - a comfortable 2-0 win against Chile. Then the face the USA - a team for which they had provided players in the 1930s.

They approach with great confidence. With great players like Tom Finney, Alf Ramsey and Stan Mortensenn they were one of the favourites to win the competition. Beating the amateurs of the USA would be a formality, surely?

But the 1950 tournament in which nothing goes according to the expected script

Read about what happened here.

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