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When Pelé broke our hearts : Wales and the 1958 world cup

Author: Mario Risoli
Publisher: Cardiff : Ashley Drake Pub., ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On June 19, 1958 Pele scored his first ever World Cup goal, against Wales, in a quarter-final match in Gothenburg, Sweden." "It was the only goal of the match and it came with barely quarter-of-an-hour remaining. Pele later described it as the most important goal he had ever scored." "Wales, managed by the tireless Jimmy Murphy, had stunned the soccer world by reaching the last eight. In their three first-round  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Risoli
ISBN: 1860570240 9781860570247 1860570259 9781860570254
OCLC Number: 40638295
Description: vii, 161 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Mario Risoli.

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1958 was the last time that Wales qualified for the World Cup, and on that occasion they were knocked out by Brazil and Pele's first ever World Cup goal. This text tells the story of Wales's  Read more...

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