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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: