Italia90 sportcast: Maybe the most controversial day in World Cup history

Wed, Jun 24 2020

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In today's Italia 90 podcast we look back on what may well be the most controversial day in World Cup history!

Our panel wades through the drugging and the spitting in two massive knockout games on day 16 of Italia 90. 

It's the Superclasico de las Americas on the World Cup stage. Argentina are just about surviving while filling Diego Maradona with any injections (to his injured ankle!) to get him through games. Bludgeoning Brazil meanwhile are still looking for that extra something but probably should have checked the water.

An extremely ill-tempered rivalry between the Netherlands and West Germany spills over onto Voller's mullet and we discover how German butter helped Rudi and Rijkaard bury the hatchet. 

And we hear how Dermot Morgan upset Eamon Dunphy, the English camp gets a faith healer and we check in with the Irish camp with one day to go before Ireland's first World Cup knockout game against Romania. 


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