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High Noon: The Falklands, the Hand of God and the Goal of the Century (Hardback)

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On 22 June 1986, in front of 114,580 fans at Mexico City's Azteca Stadium and a global TV audience, England and Argentina faced off for a World Cup quarter-final - it would go down as the most infamous game in the tournament's history. High Noon is a richly evocative account of that afternoon, and the fallout that rumbles on today. Just four years after the Falklands War, this was a grudge match that resonated far beyond the field of play. On the pitch a showdown between these two footballing nations had been brewing since a poisonous World Cup quarter-final between the two sides at Wembley 20 years earlier. High Noon is the story of two iconic managers, and two sets of players that travelled a variety of paths to reach the biggest game of their lives. One of them, Diego Maradona, was blessed with a genius both mesmerising and Machiavellian. Inside four incredible minutes in the second half, he would score two of the most famous goals in history, the notorious 'hand of God' goal and the spectacular 'goal of the century'.

Sport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationFootball or Soccer incl Association footballWorld CupSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSporting events, tours & organisations Publisher: Pitch Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 05/06/2023 ISBN-13: 9781785317828  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Michael Gibbons is the author of When Football Came Home: England, the English and Euro 96 and the co-author of Danish Dynamite: The Story of Football's Greatest Cult Team. He has also written for the Guardian, Mundial, FourFourTwo, Nutmeg, Eurosport, The Daily Telegraph and The Blizzard and is a regular contributor to the Nessun Dorma podcast.

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