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When Falklands and the World Cup 1982 nerve-wracked the Foreign Office

Tuesday, July 5th 2011 - 19:13 UTC
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According to recently released document the government of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher wanted Scotland to crash out of the 1982 World Cup in Spain in an attempt to avoid a diplomatic headache over the Falklands conflict. Read full article

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  • ElaineB

    No disrespect to our Scottish cousins but this was one headache unlikely to occur. It makes sense for it to be discussed in advance but not much of a story.

    Has anyone been watching the Copa America? I watched the match last night with a group of Chilean friends in Santiago...... twas a good result. : )

    Jul 05th, 2011 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    no point to this story,
    other that digging up dirt, bad merco .

    Jul 05th, 2011 - 08:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    We wuz robbed.

    Jul 05th, 2011 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    LOL @ 3.

    Jul 05th, 2011 - 11:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Scots play football? news to me.

    Jul 06th, 2011 - 04:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    #5 - Ask the Argies. I understand that it was the Scots who started the football games in Argentina.

    Jul 06th, 2011 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    #6 Alexander Watson Hutton.

    Jul 07th, 2011 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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