Ouroboros Memories of 1994, my first full WC:
Bolvia providing stiff opposition in the opening game. Germany scoring an offside winner.
Romania being brilliant, winning a classic game with Argentina, featuring one of the great combination of kits in the modern era.
Pagliuca getting sent-off early on, and Roberto Baggio making way for the sub keeper. "Baggio looks crestfallen. Actually, Pagliuca looks crestfallen - Baggio looks devastated."
Yordan Letchkov, and possibly the most thrilling World Cup upset ever.
Oleg Salenko, the most deserving of Golden Boot winners.
Royal Lady Did see bits of 1966 but didn't really understand at the age of 45.
The Real Sandhurst Royal 66 for me... I got to stay up late to watch the games.
Tommy Youlden's Ears 1974. I was 8 and so ignorant of football on TV (parents have a LOT to answer for…I am scarred) that I missed the final and was, instead, at the Garlands School (Burghfield Common) Summer Fete. I remain disappointed to this day.
Remember a lot about 78. The Ally's Army build up. Scotland v Holland in particular. Ari Haan's wonder strikes. The ticker tape in the stadia. Argentina walking the final.