Argentina’s class of ’78 deserve respect

“It is now 34 years ago, but the controversy over the Argentina-Peru match in the 1978 World Cup does not want to lie down and die. Hosts Argentina, needing at least a four-goal margin to reach the final, won 6-0 and then went on to beat the Netherlands and claim their first title. Last week, veteran Peruvian politician Genaro Ledesma added fuel to the fire. A prisoner of Peru’s military government at the time, he claims Argentina’s military dictatorship agreed to take custody of him and other dissidents in return for Peru throwing the match.” BBC – Tim Vickery

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