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Italy vs Sweden (Continued)...


The game continued to ebb and flow until the final minute when Italy's high pressing paid off and Jan Olsson fouled Domenghini 30 yards from goal and up-stepped Luigi Riva to blast the free kick over the Swedish wall and into the roof of the net. The Italians win this epic match 3-2.

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3rd June 1970 - Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara - Group C - Brazil v Czechoslovakia

Brazil - Ref 050
Czechoslovakia - Delacoste 656.522 (Marseille)

A decent crowd in excess of 50,000 in Guadalajara turned out to see this eagerly awaited clash between two footballing teams.

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Czechoslovakia scored first with a lovely move down their left.Václav Migas dribbled out of defence and swerved expertly around Jairzinho before releasing Ladislav Petráš and, as Carlos Alberto rushed out to cover he slipped a pass to Adamec who beat Felix with the power of his shot, despite the covering efforts of Everaldo.

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Things got worse for the South Americans just before half time as they threw men forward in search of the equaliser, the Czechs broke down the right and a slide rule pass inside full back Brito set up Petráš who finished expertly across Felix for 2-0. Lots of work to do during the interval for Brazil coach, Mario Zagallo.

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However the Czechs simply got better after the break and some of their inter play was mesmerising, but Tostao finally got Brazil back into the game by sheer will and determination. Carrying the ball the length of the pitch before finding Pele, who finished in a similar fashion to that of Petráš earlier.

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The Brazilians now poured forward looking for the leveller and, when a long ball downfield found Tostao, his cross-field pass found Pele on the left. His inch perfect pass back across the box set up Rivelino, but Viktor pushed his shot onto the post and the chance was gone. Czechoslovakia ran out 2-1 winners which, on merit, they just about deserved.
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It's good to see the tournament getting into full swing and producing some quality football, after the travel difficulties some teams had in getting there.
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3rd June 1970 - Estadio Nou Camp, León - Group D - West Germany v Morocco

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Morocco - Custom Painted Chelsea Away 1972-74

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Again, a modest provincial crowd turned out in Leon to watch Morocco's first World Cup Finals appearance and they witnessed the North Africans take a shock lead when Said Ghandi passed forward to Mohammed Houmane Jarir. The pass was too far to his right but the Raja Casablanca forward performed a brilliant boomerang flick to set himself up for a shot which he guided past Klaus Fichtel and inside Sepp Maier's near post. A shock lead on paper, but not really against the run of play.

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The Moroccans were causing the West Germans some problems, but they managed an equaliser late in the half when, after some good interplay from a short corner between Haller & Beckenbauer, the ball was squared to Gerd Müller who lashed the ball past keeper, Ben Kassou.

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West Germany took the lead with 12 minutes to go when Overath and Haller played keep-ball down the left and eventually presented Siegfried Held with chance to shoot but his angle was blocked by Kacem Slimani. Held decided to shoot anyway, perhaps hoping to nick a corner but his shot canoned of the unfortunate Slimani and looped up and over the keeper into the net.

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Morocco pushed hard for the equaliser but the West Germans held on for the narrow win and will need to play better in the next game if they are to progress to the knockout stages.
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BlackpoolRock wrote: 21 Nov 2020, 19:39 It's good to see the tournament getting into full swing and producing some quality football, after the travel difficulties some teams had in getting there.

Thanks again, BR.

Yes it's true the Bulgarians are still on the tarmac in Sofia, and show no signs of getting off the ground anytime soon.

Two Ref 152's have appeared on eBay lately, both from the same seller, Spinbowler, who has a very bad rep on here, (it's almost as if he's reading the Forum and knows he has a willing buyer! ;-) )

The first looked poor and had a heavily re-glued player that he failed to mention in the description, none of which stopped it from going for 50 quid! :?

Now he has another one on there which seems to have two distinctly different shades of green on it!

I despair! ](*,)
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So, a quick update:

WE HAVE LIFT-OFF!

The Bulgarian National Football Team has finally taken off from Sofia Airport, en route for Mexico 1970!

I bagged Jon Rosten's Ref 152 (World Cup Named Box) for a suitably extortionate fee. Just need to paint up their opponent, Peru change kit, and we're good to go.

Also need to finish painting Belgium's change kit for their clash with the USSR. Only the red bits left to paint (I'll do this at the same time as Peru...no need to waste paint).

That releases a good few more group games until the 'Christmas Fairy Queen' kits of Morocco and Bulgaria (red shirt / green shorts). Still trying to figure those ones out...
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I have four children (plus one daughter's boyfriend living in the house) so obviously there was no time on the run-up to Christmas to paint teams or play any matches.

We had a lovely Christmas and, now the dust has settled, I've painted the Belgium and Peru change kits, so the 1970 World Cup Replay should recommence soon, maybe as early as tomorrow.

I can't wait! :clap:
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2nd June 1970 - Estadio Nou Camp, León - Group D - Peru v Bulgaria

Peru - change kit custom-painted using original HW figures and bases
Bulgaria - original HW Ref 152 (World Cup Named Box)

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This eagerly awaited tie finally got underway in front of the sort of meagre attendance we've come to expect when the hosts aren't playing. Peru, wearing black armbands as a mark of respect for their 100,000+ countrymen & women who had died in a devastating earthquake just two days before, set about making their nation proud with a blistering start.

A superb early through ball from Gallardo to Pedro Leon brought a smart save from Bulgarian keeper Simeonov, but from the resulting short corner, a neat piece of control and shot from Cubillas put the Peruvians ahead.

The South Americans then doubled their lead following another corner when Cubillas teed up Roberto Challe whose angled shot cut across Simeonov for 2-0.

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Peru made it 3-0 mid-way through the second half, with a wonderful goal. With some patient build-up play they worked the ball to Gallardo on the edge of the area. He squared it to Leon who hit an instant first time shot whilst the ball was still rolling which arrowed into the net, giving the Slavia Sofia keeper no chance.

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There were some tears of pride & joy for the Peruvians at full time, but the Bulgarians produced a disappointing display with only two shots on target in the whole game.

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Sickage Flickage wrote: 31 Dec 2020, 02:45 2nd June 1970 - Estadio Nou Camp, León - Group D - Peru v Bulgaria

Peru - change kit custom-painted using original HW figures and bases
Bulgaria - original HW Ref 152 (World Cup Named Box)


Peru v Bulgaria Coin Toss.jpg


This eagerly awaited tie finally got underway in front of the sort of meagre attendance we've come to expect when the hosts aren't playing. Peru, wearing black armbands as a mark of respect for their 100,000+ countrymen & women who had died in a devastating earthquake just two days before, set about making their nation proud with a blistering start.

A superb early through ball from Gallardo to Pedro Leon brought a smart save from Bulgarian keeper Simeonov, but from the resulting short corner, a neat piece of control and shot from Cubillas put the Peruvians ahead.

The South Americans then doubled their lead following another corner when Cubillas teed up Roberto Challe whose angled shot cut across Simeonov for 2-0.


Roberto Challe Makes It 2-0 to Peru.jpg


Peru made it 3-0 mid-way through the second half, with a wonderful goal. With some patient build-up play they worked the ball to Gallardo on the edge of the area. He squared it to Leon who hit an instant first time shot whilst the ball was still rolling which arrowed into the net, giving the Slavia Sofia keeper no chance.


Pedro Leon Smashes an Instant Shot Past Simeonov to Make It 3-0.jpg


There were some tears of pride & joy for the Peruvians at full time, but the Bulgarians produced a disappointing display with only two shots on target in the whole game.


Pedro Leon Mounts the Advertising Hoardings in Celebration of his Team's Third Goal.jpg
Really pleased that you managed to get this game played with your challenges in getting a reasonably priced ref 152.
Well done
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I like that Peru kit. Looks really sharp
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Wacca wrote: 31 Dec 2020, 12:51
Sickage Flickage wrote: 31 Dec 2020, 02:45 2nd June 1970 - Estadio Nou Camp, León - Group D - Peru v Bulgaria

Peru - change kit custom-painted using original HW figures and bases
Bulgaria - original HW Ref 152 (World Cup Named Box)


Peru v Bulgaria Coin Toss.jpg


This eagerly awaited tie finally got underway in front of the sort of meagre attendance we've come to expect when the hosts aren't playing. Peru, wearing black armbands as a mark of respect for their 100,000+ countrymen & women who had died in a devastating earthquake just two days before, set about making their nation proud with a blistering start.

A superb early through ball from Gallardo to Pedro Leon brought a smart save from Bulgarian keeper Simeonov, but from the resulting short corner, a neat piece of control and shot from Cubillas put the Peruvians ahead.

The South Americans then doubled their lead following another corner when Cubillas teed up Roberto Challe whose angled shot cut across Simeonov for 2-0.


Roberto Challe Makes It 2-0 to Peru.jpg


Peru made it 3-0 mid-way through the second half, with a wonderful goal. With some patient build-up play they worked the ball to Gallardo on the edge of the area. He squared it to Leon who hit an instant first time shot whilst the ball was still rolling which arrowed into the net, giving the Slavia Sofia keeper no chance.


Pedro Leon Smashes an Instant Shot Past Simeonov to Make It 3-0.jpg


There were some tears of pride & joy for the Peruvians at full time, but the Bulgarians produced a disappointing display with only two shots on target in the whole game.


Pedro Leon Mounts the Advertising Hoardings in Celebration of his Team's Third Goal.jpg
Really pleased that you managed to get this game played with your challenges in getting a reasonably priced ref 152.
Well done
Thanks Wacca.

I actually ended up paying 67 quid, which was way more than I wanted to pay, but I couldn't wait any longer and at least I bought it from a known collector.

Prices show no sign of dropping any time soon.
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hargy wrote: 31 Dec 2020, 20:09 I like that Peru kit. Looks really sharp

Cheers Hargy.

I need to decide if I'm gonna to convert it into the Chile team for the 1974 World Cup.

An odd concoction with multi-coloured stripes on the shirts and shorts.
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6th June 1970 - Estadio Azteca, Mexico City - Group A - Soviet Union v Belgium


Soviet Union - Classic HW Ref 048 Reverse Bases (close enough)
Belgium - Custom painted change kit on Santiago figures and classic HW bases

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A huge crowd of over 95,000 in the capital saw the Soviets display some Kamikaze defending in the opening minutes, allowing Paul Van Himst the simplest of chances to open the scoring for Belgium.


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With few more chances before the break the Soviet defence again went AWOL early in the 2nd half after a swift breakaway by the Belgians saw the ball fed to Wilfred Van Moer. The USSR defence parted like the Red Sea and Van Moer rolled the ball into the corner of the net.

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The USSR had a glimmer of hope of pulling one back three minutes from time when Jean Thissen fouled Vitaly Kmelnitsky on the edge of the area but, from the resulting free-kick, Christian Piot pushed Yevriuzhikin's shot onto the post. That proved to be their last opportunity and Belgium ran out easy winners and should really have scored more, considering how poorly the Soviets played.
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6th June 1970 - Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla - Group B - Uruguay v Italy

Uruguay - Ref 10
Italy - Ref 166

A decent crowd of just under 30,000 turned out in the city of Puebla to watch a lively start between two teams who would have high hopes of advancing to the knockout stages.

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They didn't have a long time to wait for a goal, when a Uruguay corner fell at the feet of Mario Bertini in his own penalty area. The Inter midfielder quickly found Luigi Riva breaking upfield who in turn slipped a through ball aimed at Mazzola, however all angles seemed to be blocked by the Uruguayan defence, only for Roberto Boninsegna to curl beautifully around the back and caress the ball into a shooting position. Peñarol's Roberto Matosas thought he would swerve goal side of the ball to block the shot, but instead fouled the ball and was sent back by the Ref, leaving Boninsegna the simplest of chances to stroke the ball past Mazurkiewicz and into the corner for 1-0.

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The South Americans were not behind for long. Straight from the restart, first Ildo Maneiro and then ,decisively, Ruben Bareño negated Italy's blocking flicks by swerving expertly around them. When Italy captain Facchetti failed to block a third time, Bareño blasted high into the net past Albertosi.

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All square at the half. Whatever Uruguay coach Juan Hohberg said to his players in the dressing room, it had the desired effect. The South Americans laid siege to Italy's goal. Indeed, in the closing stages they had five corners in a row and from the last of these, Julio Cortes blasted home from distance to snatch a 2-1 victory.

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Uruguay v Italy continued...
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