17:38, Wed 13 Jun
What was the first world cup you remember?
1966 for me, watching most of the games on a black and white tele and after the final lots of mates over the park for a massive game of football
Still at the end of every hard day
People find some reason to believe
17:40, Wed 13 Jun
78 - Kempes an that. fkin brilliant it was.
17:45, Wed 13 Jun
78 for me too, had the wall chart and a class mate called Kemp who naturally got labelled Mario.
17:46, Wed 13 Jun
90 for me

Loved it, even though looking back it was mostly crap, turgid football

Toto Schillachi
Cameroon
Rene Higuita getting caught dribbling out of defence
Argentinian shithousing
Linekers penalties
Waddle and Pearce
Gazza crying
Platt's volley
Pavarotti
17:54, Wed 13 Jun
Italia 90
17:54, Wed 13 Jun
France 98 for me, Clive.
17:55, Wed 13 Jun
66 for me, as well. I remember all the flags around the city centre and the Argentina squad staying at the Albany. My granddad went to see a couple of the games at Vile Park.
17:56, Wed 13 Jun
74 final West Germany v Netherlands
17:57, Wed 13 Jun
France 1998

I had very vague recollections of USA 1994 but not a lot
@LeMod1875
17:58, Wed 13 Jun
I remember the sticker book - mainly the Italy shiny.
18:04, Wed 13 Jun
Mexico 1970. Brilliant.
DB
18:05, Wed 13 Jun
France 98.
The Usual Suspect
18:05, Wed 13 Jun
Was 82 mexico? I remember the way the pitch was mowed, id never seen anything like that before.
Then Spain i think in 86?
Best one in my lifetime was 1990 “world in motion” and Pavaroti.
I cant wait to get on that plane everytime i hear World in motion.
Have goose bumps everytime i watch one night in Turin lol
Edit got Spain & Mexico muxed up. (tu)
18:06, Wed 13 Jun
Spain 82.
Bryan Robson scored fastest world cup goal,think TF scored too.
N Ireland beating the hosts.
And the best world cup game ever,Brazil v Italy.
18:07, Wed 13 Jun
2006.
18:07, Wed 13 Jun
Artist
Spain 82.
Bryan Robson scored fastest world cup goal,think TF scored too.
N Ireland beating the hosts.
And the best world cup game ever,Brazil v Italy.
Yeah i got mine mixed up lol
18:08, Wed 13 Jun
I clearly remember an episode from the 1970 one. Aged 4 or 5 I declared that one of the Brazil players was a fanny.

Two minutes later I was in my uncles kitchen chewing on a bar of soap having found out it wasn’t an official position for any team.

Although a vague recollection from 1966 (aged about one) was from a World Cup game where mum took us out to watch the “foreigners” arrive in a crowd at the sheds. No clue what game that was
@Bluewurst1875
18:09, Wed 13 Jun
France 98. Still remember more about that World Cup than probably any since.

I was obsessed by it, Panini books, FIFA game. I wanted anything that had that little cockerel fella on it.
18:11, Wed 13 Jun
B13blues
74 final West Germany v Netherlands

That was my first WC too. Johan Cruyff. Dutch deserved to win. And in 78 too.
18:36, Wed 13 Jun
Pigeon
90 for me

Loved it, even though looking back it was mostly crap, turgid football

Toto Schillachi
Cameroon
Rene Higuita getting caught dribbling out of defence
Argentinian shithousing
Linekers penalties
Waddle and Pearce
Gazza crying
Platt's volley
Pavarotti

This. Loved every second. Wasn’t there somthing about the Cameroon team doing vodoo on the England players before that game? Looked like it was going to come true at one stage.

All the family watching it in my mom n dads room.
DES
18:37, Wed 13 Jun
1962 World Cup received zero publicity in England so it wS 66 that kicked it all off! Loved every second!
1970 we had even better team but sadly lost after being 2.0 up v Germany!
Still makes me sad thinking about how we should have reached second final, and with banks back fit( bonnetti played like Colin Doyle in Q.F) who knows what might have happened!
Kro
18:40, Wed 13 Jun
2010
Remember staying up when i was 8 to watch the 2006 final but thats it
so Technically ive only seen England win one game at the world cup 8-)
18:49, Wed 13 Jun
'78 and loved the World Cup since.
19:04, Wed 13 Jun
Yeah the dutch were the peoples choice :D
19:06, Wed 13 Jun
France 98. My first memory is that Michael Owen goal against Argentina. I have clear memories of David Beckham getting sent off (and hating him for it) and David Batty missing a penalty.

The rest of the tournament is a blur as I was only 8
19:07, Wed 13 Jun
1966 for me I was enthralled by it all .
19:11, Wed 13 Jun
Argentina 78

Ticker tape,itv music, adidas Argentina top (best football top ever) Peru top and everything about it,that world cup had coruppution the lot..


On a side note really gutted after 1982 as I could never wear that Argentina top again due to political circumstances at the time..
19:13, Wed 13 Jun
78 Argentina was the first that I remember, though the first special one for me really was 82 in Spain (cos it was the first one in my lifetime England had qualified for).

Belter of a tournament, and Trevor Francis was the best England player by a long way.

I genuinely believe England could have won it that year if it hadn't been for the bizzare format which saw a "second group stage". England left the tournament after 5 games undefeated and having conceded only one goal.