Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Panini Copa America, Part Four

Panini Copa America 1999:

1999 Nation: Bolivia 

Panini Copa America 2001:

2001 Nation: Canada  

Panini Copa America 2004:

2004 Nation: Bolivia  

Panini Copa America 2007:

2007 Nation: Peru  

Panini Copa America 2011:

2011 Nation: Bolivia 

Panini Copa America 2015:

2015 Nation: Bolivia   

Panini UEFA European Championships, Part Four

Panini Europeo 1980:

Nations: Greece   

Panini Euro 1984:

Nations: Yugoslavia 

Panini Euro 1988:

Nations: Spain 

Panini Euro 1992:

Nations: England  

Panini Euro 1996:

Nations: Romania and France  

Panini Euro 2000:

Nations: Turkey and Italy 

Panini Euro 2004:

Nations: Switzerland and Croatia  

Panini Euro 2008:

Nations: Germany and Poland   

Panini Euro 2012:

Nations: Germany and Portugal  

Panini Euro 2016:

Nations: Spain and France  

Monday, May 22, 2017

Panini World Cups, Part Nine

Panini World Cup 1974:

Nations: Yugoslavia and Scotland 

Panini World Cup 1978:

Nations: Tunisia and Hungary

Panini World Cup 1982:

Nations: Northern Ireland and Honduras 

Panini World Cup 1986:

Nations: Paraguay and USSR 

Panini World Cup 1990:

Nations: Brazil and Scotland  

Panini World Cup 1994:

Nations: Republic of Ireland and Norway 

Panini World Cup 1998:

Nations: France and South Africa  

Panini World Cup 2002:

Nations: Brazil and Turkey  

Panini World Cup 2006:

Nations: Trinidad and Tobago and Sweden 

Panini World Cup 2010:

Nations: South Korea and Greece  

Panini World Cup 2014:

Nations: Chile and Australia  

Cartoons and Diagrams, Part Nine

Cartoon I:

Photo From: World Soccer, March 1995

Explanation: This cartoon shows Eric Cantona’s statue crumbling. This was just after the Kung-Fu kick incident at Crystal Palace in January 1995.

Cartoon II:

Photo From: Azzuri, Storia della Nazionale di calcio tre volte campioni del Mondo, 1910-1983

Explanation: This cartoon references Italy’s problem Georgia Chinaglia during the 1974 World Cup. After being substituted by Pietro Anastasi in the first match vs. Haiti, Chinaglia had attacked and hurled insults towards the Italian bench. The catoon shows his coach from Lazio, Tommaso Maestrelli arriving to calm things down.

 Cartoon III:

Photo From: France Football, Issue 2679, August 12, 1997

Explanation: This cartoon shows France’s Robert Joncquet being injured in France’s match vs. Brazil in the 1958 World Cup (June 24, 1958, World Cup, Brazil 5-France 2)

 Cartoon IV:

Photo From: France Football, Issue 1972, January 24, 1984

Explanation: This cartoon shows France and Bordeaux’s Bernard Lacombe shooting their way into the League title in 1983/84.

 Cartoon V:

Photo From: Onze, Issue 157, January 1989

Explanation: This cartoon shows Bordeaux President Claude Bez as Obelix (from Asterix and Obelix comics) ahead of Bordeaux’s clashes vs. Napoli in the UEFA Cup in November-December 1988.

 Cartoon VI:

Photo From: Foot Magazine, Issue 2, May 1981

Explanation: This cartoon shows Belgium’s Wilfred van Moer.

 Cartoon VII:

Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, Issue 521 (Number 1), December 25, 1984-January 8, 1985

Explanation: This cartoon shows England’s Mark Hately at AC Milan (1984/85).

Cartoon VIII:

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 3, April 1989

Explanation: This cartoon references on the verge of missing out on the 1990 World Cup.

 Cartoon IX:

Photo From: France Football, Issue 1679, June 13, 1978

Explanation: This cartoon shows Argentina’s and Leopoldo ‘Lucky’  Luque (as the graphic Novel character Lucky Luke)’ and Argentina Manager Cesar Luis Menotti (as his horse).

Cartoon X:

Photo From: France Football, Issue 1848, September 8, 1981

Explanation: This cartoon shows France captain Michel Platini and Manager Michel Hidalgo ahead of France’s World Cup qualifier at Brussels vs. Belgium on September 9, 1981 (2-0 Belgium win).
It shows one of Platini’s Sports clothing shops, Hidalgo tells him ‘Let’s not take a beating at Brussels’ (The French term ‘veste’ stands for clothing as well as a beating).

Cartoon XI:

Photo From: World Soccer, May 1995

Explanation: This cartoon references Italian Star Roberto Baggio being rumored to join the Japanese J-League in 1995.
It shows him in a stereotypical Japanese custom.

Cartoon XII:

Photo From: France Football, Issue 2033, March 26, 1985

Explanation: This cartoon references Tottenham Hotspur’s elimination in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Cup in March 1985 at the hands of Real Madrid (showing a broken egg).

Cartoon XIII:

Photo From: Placar, Issue 631, June 26, 1982

Explanation: This diagram shows Pele’s goal vs. Italy in the Final of the 1970 World Cup (June 21, 1970, World Cup, Brazil 4-Italy 1).

Cartoon XIV:

Photo From: Foot Magazine, Issue 15, July 1982

Explanation: This diagram shows USSR’s Khoren Oganesian’s goal vs. Belgium (July 1, 1982, World Cup, USSR 1-Belgium 0)

 Cartoon XV:

Photo From: AS Color, Issue 320, July 5, 1977

Explanation: This cartoon shows Real Madrid star Pirri.

 Cartoon XVI:

Photo From: Hajduk Split, Izlazi IV, 1983

Explanation: This cartoon shows Hajduk Split goalkeeper Zoran Simovic.

 Cartoon XVII:

Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer (special thanks to Daniel Antonio Escobar Riquelme)

Explanation: This cartoon shows West Germany Manager Helmut Schoen.

Cartoon XVIII:

Photo From: France Football, Issue 1720, March 27, 1979

Explanation: This diagram shows Moenchengladbach’s Hans-Gunther Bruns’ goal vs. Manchester City in the UEFA Cup (March 21, 1979, UEFA Cup, Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-Manchester City 1)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

New Addition: Iconic Photographs of the Game, Part One

A new addition about the most Iconic Photographs related the game.
These may also be Photographs that have been reproduced in many outlets and have significance.

 I. Photo A

Photo From: 100 Anni del Campionato del Calcio
(Juventus’ Carlo Parola and his famous bicycle kick (rovesciata) vs. Fiorentina on January 15, 1950)

Date and Location:
January 15, 1950, Stadio Communale di Firenze, Florence, Italy

Corrado Banchi, Italian Photographer

This is one of the most important photographs of Italian Football. This was during a Fiorentina-Juventus match on January 15, 1950 at Florence’s Stadio Communale.
It takes place in the 80th minute of the match and shows Juventus’ Carlo Parola with his famous bicycle kick. The photograph was referred as ‘La Rovesciata di Parola’.
The image had been reproduced over the decades in many outlets including covers of Italian Panini editions.

 II. Photo B

Photo From: Total Football, Issue 76, August  2001
(John Aldridge)

Date and Location:
June 24, 1994 at Citrus Bowl at Orlando, Florida, USA

Peter Robinson, a British Photographer

John Aldridge of the Republic of Ireland was waiting in the sidelines to be substituted in for Tommy Coyne.  The match was during the 1994 World Cup between Mexico and the Republic of Ireland (2-1 Mexico win).
Due to some miscommunication on the sidelines regarding the Fourth Official, Aldridge’s entry was held up to three minutes.
Apparently a FIFA Official had taken the substitution document form from Manager Jackie Charlton but failed to give it to the Fourth Official.
In the photographs he is indicating to the Official the number of minutes he has been waiting for.
In fact Tommy Coyne had already gone off but Aldridge was still being denied to go in.


 III. Photo C

Photo From: Goal, Issue 21, June 1997
(Pele and Bobby Moore)

Date and Location:
June 7, 1970 at Estadio Jalisco at Guadalajara, Mexico

John Varley, a British Photographer

This photo was taken at the end of the match between Brazil and England during the 1970 World Cup that Brazil won (1-0). It is one of the most indelible photographs of the history of Football showing two legends of the game (Pele and Bobby Moore) paying respects to one another.
It is one of the most used photographs of the 1970 World Cup.

Second Acts and comebacks, Part Eleven

1- Uwe Bein and Eintracht Frankfurt, 1989/90
West German midfielder Uwe Bein had bounced around clubs such as Koln and SV Hamburg in the 80s. In 1989, he joined Eintracht Frankfurt to great effect.
His success there earned him a place in the West German National Team and he was part of the 1990 World Cup winning squad.

Photo From:  Panini, World Cup 1990
(Uwe Bein)

2- Mark Hateley and Rangers Glasgow 1990/95
English striker Mark Hateley left AS Monaco in the summer of 1990, seemingly in decline, to join Rangers Glasgow.
The move was successful and he formed an effective striking partnership with Ally McCoist with many goals and titles along the way.
He even earned a recall to the National Team in 1992 (though only for a single match).

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 51, April 1993
(Mark Hateley at Rangers Glasgow, 1992/93 season)

3- Erwin vandenbergh and Gent, 1990/91
Belgian striker Erwin vandenbergh returned to the Belgian League and Gent in the summer of 1990 from his spell abroad at France’s OSC Lille.
By this time he had been out of National Team contention for a number of years.
His first season back at Gent was successful and Guy Thys recalled him to the National Team in 1991.

Photo From:  Mondial, New Series, Hors Serie 13, 1982
(Erwin vandenbergh, September 9, 1981, World cup qualifier, Belgium 2-France 0)

4- Pietro Vierchowod and Sampdoria 1990 and 1993
Italian defender Pietro Vierchowod had last played for Italy in 1986 under Enzo Bearzot. He had been discarded under the new regime of Azeglio Vicini.
However, his form for his club Sampdoria earned him a recall in 1990.
Later under the new regime of Arrigo Sacchi he was discarded again initially. However, he played his back into the National team again in 1993.

Photo From: World Soccer, January 1994
(Sampdoria’s Pietro Vierchowod)

5- Alain Roche and Auxerre, 1990/92
Frecnch defender had been out of the National Team set up following his disappointing move to Olympique Marseille (1989/90).

He had joined unfashionable Auxerre in 1990 to resurrect his career. Under the guidance of Manager Guy Roux, Roche was able to salvage his career and earned a transfer to Paris St. Germain in 1992 and also back in the National Team.

Photo From:  France Football, Issue 2438, December 29, 1992
(Alain Roche at Auxerre and at Olympique Marseille (1989/90) marking AS Monaco’s Ramon Diaz)