Rewind to 1982

Brilliant Brazil's brush with greatness

March 24, 2011
By Tom Adams
(Archive)
On Sunday, Scotland play Brazil in a friendly at Emirates Stadium. The two countries were involved in a memorable game at the 1982 World Cup, where Brazil set new aesthetic standards but ultimately failed to marry style with silverware as their challenge ended with a thrilling defeat to Italy.

In the wake of Netherlands' World Cup final loss to West Germany in 1974, a defiant Johan Cruyff sought solace in the belief that "there is no better medal than being acclaimed for your style". ...

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