Saturday, June 1, 2013

World Cup 1978 - Day One

Thursday 1 June

So away we go and our TV was on for the opening game, West Germany against Poland, which kicked off at 7pm on both channels, after an interesting but very 70s opening ceremony involving lots of people running over the pitch moving themselves to make shapes and words.


On paper, the opening game promised much – the defending champions against the side which had come third in 1974, preventing England’s qualification on the way.

Unfortunately it turned out to be very dull. The previous three World Cup openers had all been 0-0, including England-Mexico in 1966, and this continued the sequence. A very boring game only consoled by the thought of another 37 to come.

Group 2: West Germany 0-0 Poland

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