You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.
DATE: 16 June 1982
OCCASION:World Cup Group match
SIGNIFICANCE: England’s big kick-off in the Spanish heat. A nervous punt forward, out of harm’s way. Steve Coppell tries a long throw. Terry Butcher gets his head to it. And Bryan Robson volleys it in at the back post for what was the quickest goal in World Cup history! Twenty-seven seconds!! Get in there!!!
SCORE: England 3-1 France
SCORERS: ENGLAND: Robson (1, 67), Mariner (83). FRANCE: Soler (24)
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Czechoslovakia and Kuwait went the same way as the French. England actually looked quite good with Butcher marshalling a strong back four and Robson dominating midfield. Cue a weird ‘second group stage’ format, a scoreless draw against Germany and another stalemate against the Spanish hosts. Back on the plane to Blighty without losing a match…
ENGLAND: Shilton, Butcher, Mills, Sansom (Neal 90), Thompson, Coppell, Robson, Wilkins, Francis, Mariner, Rix
FRANCE : Ettori, Battiston, Bossis, Lopez, Tresor, Platini, Girard, Giresse, Larios (Tigana 73), Rocheteau (Six 71), Soler
STADIUM: Estadio San Mames, Bilbao
12 June 1982
Adam Ant hits number one with Goody Two Shoes, taking over from Madness’s only chart-topper, House of Fun
14 June 1982
Argentine forces surrender to the British: It’s the end of the Falklands War
21 June 1982
Push, Lady Di, push! Prince William, the future King of England, is born