1962 World Cup: The Battle of Santiago

Throughout the history of the World Cup, many contests have been described as 'battles'. In Bern (1954), Nuremberg (2006) and in 1962, where the 'Battle of Santiago' took place. The match, a first round clash between Italy and hosts Chile, has not received as much attention as many would think. In fact the entire 1962 competition is one of the least documented of the 20 tournaments to date (1930-2014). The late BBC commentator David Coleman described the match perfectly when he concluded it was,  “the most stupid, appalling, disgusting and disgraceful exhibition of football, possibly in the history of the game.”

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By Ben Jones -TFHB (Follow me on twitter @Benny_J or @TFHBTop250)  

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