|Photo From: World Soccer, March 1995|
Explanation: This cartoon shows Eric Cantona’s statue crumbling. This was just after the Kung-Fu kick incident at Crystal Palace in January 1995.
|Photo From: Azzuri, Storia della Nazionale di calcio tre volte campioni del Mondo, 1910-1983|
Explanation: This cartoon references Italy’s problem Georgia Chinaglia during the 1974 World Cup. After being substituted by Pietro Anastasi in the first match vs. Haiti, Chinaglia had attacked and hurled insults towards the Italian bench. The catoon shows his coach from Lazio, Tommaso Maestrelli arriving to calm things down.
|Photo From: France Football, Issue 2679, August 12, 1997|
Explanation: This cartoon shows France’s Robert Joncquet being injured in France’s match vs. Brazil in the 1958 World Cup (June 24, 1958, World Cup, Brazil 5-France 2)
Photo From: France Football, Issue 1972, January 24, 1984
Explanation: This cartoon shows France and Bordeaux’s Bernard Lacombe shooting their way into the League title in 1983/84.
Photo From: Onze, Issue 157, January 1989
Explanation: This cartoon shows Bordeaux President Claude Bez as Obelix (from Asterix and Obelix comics) ahead of Bordeaux’s clashes vs. Napoli in the UEFA Cup in November-December 1988.
Photo From: Foot Magazine, Issue 2, May 1981
Explanation: This cartoon shows Belgium’s Wilfred van Moer.
Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, Issue 521 (Number 1), December 25, 1984-January 8, 1985
Explanation: This cartoon shows England’s Mark Hately at AC Milan (1984/85).
Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 3, April 1989
Explanation: This cartoon references on the verge of missing out on the 1990 World Cup.
Photo From: France Football, Issue 1679, June 13, 1978
Explanation: This cartoon shows Argentina’s and Leopoldo ‘Lucky’ Luque (as the graphic Novel character Lucky Luke)’ and Argentina Manager Cesar Luis Menotti (as his horse).
Photo From: France Football, Issue 1848, September 8, 1981
Explanation: This cartoon shows France captain Michel Platini and Manager Michel Hidalgo ahead of France’s World Cup qualifier at Brussels vs. Belgium on September 9, 1981 (2-0 Belgium win).
It shows one of Platini’s Sports clothing shops, Hidalgo tells him ‘Let’s not take a beating at Brussels’ (The French term ‘veste’ stands for clothing as well as a beating).
Photo From: World Soccer, May 1995
Explanation: This cartoon references Italian Star Roberto Baggio being rumored to join the Japanese J-League in 1995.
It shows him in a stereotypical Japanese custom.
Photo From: France Football, Issue 2033, March 26, 1985
Explanation: This cartoon references Tottenham Hotspur’s elimination in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Cup in March 1985 at the hands of Real Madrid (showing a broken egg).
Photo From: Placar, Issue 631, June 26, 1982
Explanation: This diagram shows Pele’s goal vs. Italy in the Final of the 1970 World Cup (June 21, 1970, World Cup, Brazil 4-Italy 1).
Photo From: Foot Magazine, Issue 15, July 1982
Explanation: This diagram shows USSR’s Khoren Oganesian’s goal vs. Belgium (July 1, 1982, World Cup, USSR 1-Belgium 0)
Photo From: AS Color, Issue 320, July 5, 1977
Explanation: This cartoon shows Real Madrid star Pirri.
Photo From: Hajduk Split, Izlazi IV, 1983
Explanation: This cartoon shows Hajduk Split goalkeeper Zoran Simovic.
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Explanation: This cartoon shows West Germany Manager Helmut Schoen.
Photo From: France Football, Issue 1720, March 27, 1979
Explanation: This diagram shows Moenchengladbach’s Hans-Gunther Bruns’ goal vs. Manchester City in the UEFA Cup (March 21, 1979, UEFA Cup, Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-Manchester City 1)