February 15, 2012

The Forgotten Story of 17 November 1993: Rob Smyth at The Guardian gives a rundown of an incredible night of football in the final matches of European qualifying for the 1994 World Cup.

posted by holden to soccer at 01:30 PM - 2 comments

I've never forgotten, that Wales match. It is burned into my memory nearly as much as 29 November 1997 on the other side of the world.

/And yes, I have both Wales and Australian football shirts in my cupboard, and they come out when it's important.

posted by owlhouse at 07:44 PM on February 15, 2012

I love the how the Graun is giving Smyth free rein on these pieces -- his one on the Danish team of the 1980s is also fantastic -- and I love how YouTube supplies the goods, in a way that amplifies the memories of those who watched the matches (I remember the San Marino debacle most of all) and illustrates them for a new audience.

It's a completely different approach to the classic American long-form sports article, but no less satisfying.

posted by etagloh at 02:18 AM on February 16, 2012

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