Sunday, June 6, 2021

Soccernostalgia Talk Podcast-Episode 47 (English League season 1981/82 with Gavin Buckland and Steve Pye)

 

This is the 247th episode of my podcast with Mr. Paul Whittle of https://the1888letter.com/, @1888letter.

For this episode, we continue our interview series with Mr. Gavin Buckland and Mr. Steve Pye, as we discuss the English League, season by season starting with the 1981/82 season.

 

Mr. Buckland is a Everton's official statistician, Question of Sport script consultant, Radio Merseyside regular, Liverpool Echo Royal Blue podcaster.

Mr. Pye is a blogger (‘That 1980s Sports Blog’) and contributor to Guardian Sport Network/The Gooner.

 

For any questions/comments, you may contact us:

You may also contact me on this blog, on twitter @sp1873 and on facebook under Soccernostalgia.

Mr. Paul Whittle, @1888letter on twitter and https://the1888letter.com/contact/

You may also follow the podcast on spotify under ‘Soccernostalgia Talk Podcast’

Mr. Buckland’s contact info:

twitter: @GavinBuckland1

 

Mr. Pye’s contact info:

twitter: @1980sSportsBlog

Blog: http://that1980ssportsblog.blogspot.com/

 

Listen on Spotify:

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Soccernostalgia Talk Podcast-Episode 46 (Interview with Joško Čučuk on Croatian National Team, Season 1994/95)

 

This is the 46th episode of my podcast with Mr. Paul Whittle of https://the1888letter.com/, @1888letter.

For this episode, we continue interview series with Mr. Joško Čučuk, as we discuss the Croatian National Team matches for the 1994/95 season.

We aim to have a series of interviews with Mr. Čučuk as we examine, the Croatian national Team matches through its glory years of the 1990s.

 

 

For any questions/comments, you may contact us:

You may also contact me on this blog, on twitter @sp1873 and on facebook under Soccernostalgia.

Mr. Paul Whittle, @1888letter on twitter and https://the1888letter.com/contact/

You may also follow the podcast on spotify under ‘Soccernostalgia Talk Podcast’

Mr. Čučuk’s contact info:

Email: josko.cucuk@yahoo.com,

 

 

Listen on Spotify:

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Teams on Tour-Part 11 (Argentina’s European Tour of 1980)


After Argentina won the World Cup in 1978 on home soil, they had four years of preparations for the next World Cup in Spain in 1982.

Argentina Manager Cesar Luis Menotti had a backbone of the 1978 winners that he could rely upon but also had to blood in youngsters to be ready for a couple of years’ time.

Menotti felt Tours in Europe were essential to prepare the team for the likely European opposition at the World Cup.

A year after the World Cup win, Menotti and Argentina embarked on their first preparatory tour of the old continent in the summer of 1979.

It was there that the European and global audience were introduced to the teenage Superstar Diego Maradona, the heir apparent to Pele as the World’s greatest player.

That Tour consisted of matches against Holland and Scotland, among others.

In the interim time, Maradona had only enhanced his reputation after leading Argentina to triumph in the U-20 World Cup in 1979.

Menotti had also used the 1979 Copa America as an experiment to try new players and increase his options along with the U-20 standouts.

For the year 1980, another Tour of Europe was to take place. Menotti once again underlined the importance of such tours to prepare for the defense of the World Cup.

This Tour in May 1980 would consist of matches against England, Republic of Ireland and Austria.

Menotti chose not to select any foreign-based players, and this meant that 1978 World Cup star Mario Kempes (at Valencia in Spain), Osvaldo Ardiles (at Tottenham Hotspur in England) and Striker Daniel Bertoni (at Sevilla in Spain, about to join Fiorentina in Italy) were discarded.

Ahead of heading to Europe, from April, Menotti selected a Group to train three days at the Military Camp of Villa Martelli (Another source stated that the team trained from Monday to Friday).

In defense Menotti still relied on 1978 winners such as goalkeeper Ubaldo Fillol, Team Captain Daniel Passarella, Jorge Olguin and Alberto Tarantini.

Luis Galvan was deemed too old at this point and Menotti was eyeing Hugo Eduardo Villaverde of Independiente as his replacement. Though in the end, Villaverde was injured just before the Tour and missed the matches.

In midfield Americo Gallego was ever present for Menotti. Besides Maradona already an established International, Menotti promoted other U-20 World Cup winners Juan Simon, Juan Barbas, Ramon Diaz, and Gabriel Calderon to the senior team to take part on the Tour.

In all Menotti picked five, 19–20-year-olds with the future in mind.

The options upfront were more of a concern for Menotti since the retirement of Rene Housemann and the injury to Oscar Ortiz.

The 1978 World Cup winners Leopoldo Luque and winger Jose Daniel Valencia competed for the striking positions with U-20 World Cup winners Ramon Diaz and Gabriel Calderon.

Rounding out the squad were players like Jose Van Tuyne, Victorio Ocaño, Carlos Ischia, Carlos Fren and Santiago Santamaria.

Argentina played one friendly match before traveling to Europe.

On April 30th at River Plate’s El Monumental, Argentina took on League of Ireland XI. Incidentally, no River Plate players took part in this match as they had played in a Copa Libertadores match just two days prior. Argentina had to do without Captain Passarella, Tarantini and Luque.

Allegedly some of the Argentine Press also believed this was the senior Republic of Ireland National Team.

As expected, this was a match that Argentina would dominate with Maradona and Gallego in superb form. The League of Ireland XI just defended and limited the damages to one goal by Maradona (12th minute).

It was early in this match that Hugo Villaverde would be injured and miss the Tour.

 

Photo From: El Grafico, Issue 3161, 1980

(April 30, 1980, Argentina 1-League of Ireland XI 0)


Argentina would start its Tour at Wembley on May 13th facing potential World Cup rival England. It was a match billed as the clash between two of the best players in the World: Maradona vs. Keegan.

Argentina had not defeated England since 1964 and the ill-tempered 1966 World Cup quarterfinal (1-0 England win and Alf Ramsey’s ‘Animals’ remark) was also a back-drop in covering this match.

Hugo Villaverde’s injury forced Menotti to make adjustments in defense. Jorge Olguin moved from right back into the center of defense to partner Passarella, with Van Tuyne taking the right-back slot. In all seven of the 1978 World Cup winners took part in this match.

Santamaria made his International debut upfront (see Note 2 below for the Squad).

It would be a match dominated by the hosts who take a two-goal lead at either side of halftime through David Johnson.

Argentina pulled a goal back through a penalty kick by Passarella (55th minute) after Maradona had been fouled by Kenny Sansom in the box. Just as Passsarella was about to take the spot kick, Keegan standing behind him, with his finger indicated to Clemence that Passarella would kick to the left side. He was proven right, though Clemence was unable to stop the attempt.

In the 69th minute, Keegan settled the match with England’s third and reminded the defending World Cup champions of the task ahead.

Carlos Luis Ischia made his International debut with Argentina by coming on as a substitute in the second half.

Given the history between the sides, this match was peaceful and uneventful on the field.

At the end of the match the English crowd chanted, “You are no longer Champions”,

The crowd did however applaud Maradona and the sight of him swapping shirts with Kevin Keegan is one of the most historical images in the History of the game.

Unfortunately, this was the one and only time the pair faced each other in an official setting.

There were some stories off the field. While in London, Ubaldo Fillol had tried to buy Ray Clemence gloves, but could not find adult fitting.

It was also reported that ‘Pata’ Villanueva (Alberto Tarantini’s wife) had been fined £1,000 after being caught shoplifting at Harrod’s for £100 worth of clothes.

She stated that, “It was the biggest mistake I made in my life” but when she returned to Argentina, she said it had all been trumped up by the English police to “add to the psychological campaign against our players”.

It would be another six years before the sides would meet again, due to the Falklands War in two years’ time. This would be in 1986 and the ‘Hand of God’, but that is another story.

 

Photo From: Onze, Issue 54, June 1980

(May 13, 1980, England 3-Argentina 1)


Photo From: El Grafico, Issue 3163, 1980

(Diego Maradona and Kevin Keegan exchanging jerseys, May 13, 1980, England 3-Argentina 1)




Three days later (May 16th), Republic of Ireland hosted Argentina at Dublin.

Menotti made two changes from the previous match, Juan Simon (making his International debut, see Note 2 below for the Squad) started in defense, replacing Van Tuyne.

In attack, Ramon Diaz started ahead of Leopoldo Luque.

It would be a tense defensive match, with Argentina having great difficulty to break through the Irish defense.

The match was settled in the 28th minute with Maradona taking a free kick to set up Valencia with a headed goal.

This match also marked the International debut of Gabriel Calderon (see Note 2 below for the Squad), who replaced Diaz in the 73rd minute.

 

Photo From: Onze, Issue 55, July 1980

(May 16, 1980, Republic of Ireland 0-Argentina 1)



Photo From: El Grafico, Issue 3163, 1980

(May 16, 1980, Republic of Ireland 0-Argentina 1)



Argentina concluded its Tour on May 21st at Vienna facing Austria. Menotti once again made two changes and started with the same lineup as the first match vs. England. Van Tuyne (in defense) and Luque (in attack) were back in the side ahead of Simon and Diaz.

For the Austrian hosts, this match was billed as Robert Sara’s Farewell match. By the time he had left the field in the 16th minute, Argentina had taken a three-goal lead and the match was effectively over as a contest.


Photo From: El Grafico, Issue 3164, 1980

(May 21, 1980, Austria 1-Argentina 5)



Photo From: El Grafico, Issue 3164, 1980

(May 21, 1980, Austria 1-Argentina 5)



For the Austrians, the absence of Bruno Pezzey in defense was sorely felt. He was retained by his West German club Eintracht Frankfurt for the UEFA Cup Final.

The introduction of defender Heribert Weber for Kurt Welzl in the 29th minute (after he had been hurt after a collision with Passarella) made no difference.

Kurt Jara did pull a goal back in the 20th minute hosts (the best goal of the evening) but in the second half Maradona scored twice more to complete his hat trick and Argentina won (5-1).

Photo From: Österreichs Fußball Länderspiele Chronik 1902 – 1993, Author: Anton Egger

(Kurt Jara’s goal, May 21, 1980, Austria 1-Argentina 5)



Victorio Orlando Ocaño made his only appearance of the Tour by coming on for Tarantini in the 29th minute. This was his sixth and final match for Argentina.

Ischia, who came on in the 70th minute, also made his second and final appearance for the National Team.

 

Cesar Luis Menotti would declare that he was satisfied with the Tour. However, the critics thought otherwise.

They questioned most particularly the performance of the defense that was exposed in the match vs. England.

The loss to England and the difficulty to break down the Republic of Ireland could not be masked with a satisfactory opening fifteen minutes vs. Austria.

Tarantini had a difficult time and perhaps the shoplifting incident of his wife affected his performances.

Fillol and Luque had a strained relationship with the Argentine Press before the Tour and that similarly might have affected them.

Juan Barbas was criticized in comparisons with Ardiles, though Menotti would maintain his confidence in him.

Ischia and Ocaño missed their opportunity and would be discarded. Juan Simon would also be discarded and would have to wait another decade to be recalled by Menotti’s successor Carlos Bilardo.

Diaz and Calderon earned some points and remained in the squad until the World Cup, while Luque was starting to lose his status.

There were two years left to the World Cup and more experimentations and Tours were on the horizon, most notably the 1981 Mundialito in Uruguay.

This Tour showed that Menotti still needed the likes of Ardiles, Kempes and Bertoni and Maradona’s brilliance was not sufficient without the experience of the foreign-based players.

 

References:

El Grafico, Issue 3161, 1980

El Grafico, Issue 3163, 1980

El Grafico, Issue 3164, 1980

Onze, Issue 54, June 1980

World Soccer, May 1980

World Soccer, June 1980

World Soccer, July 1980

World Soccer, August 1980

 

 

Argentina squad:

Goalkeepers:

Ubaldo Matildo Fillol (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) (July 21, 1950, San Miguel del Monte, Buenos Aires) (29 years old at the time)
Hector Rodolfo Baley (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda) (November 16, 1950, Ingeniero White, Bahia Blanca) (29 years old at the time)

 

Defenders:

Jorge Mario Olguín (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda) (May 17, 1952, Dolores) (27-28 years old at the time)
Daniel Alberto Passarella (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) (May 25, 1953, Chacabuco) (26 years old at the time)
Alberto Cesar Tarantini (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) (December 3, 1955, Ezeiza) (24 years old at the time)
Jose Daniel Van Tuyne (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba) (December 13, 19554, Rosario) (25 years old at the time)
Juan Ernesto Simon (Club Atlético Newell´s Old Boys –Rosario) (March 2, 1960, Rosario) (20 years old at the time)

Victorio Orlando Ocaño (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba) (June 9, 1954, Cordoba) (25 years old at the time)

 

Midfielders:

Juan Alberto Barbas (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires) (August 23, 1959, San Martin) (20 years old at the time)  

Américo Rubén Gallego (Club Atlético Newell´s Old Boys –Rosario) (April 25, 1955, Morteros) (25 years old at the time)
Diego Armando Maradona (Asociacion Atletica Argentinos Juniors- Buenos Aires) (October 30, 1960, Lanus-November 25, 2020, Dique Lujan) (19 years old at the time)
Carlos Luis Ischia (Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield Buenos Aires) (October 28, 1956, Buenos Aires) (23 years old at the time)
Carlos Guillermo Fren (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda) (December 27, 1954) (25 years old at the time)

 

Strikers:

Santiago Santamaria (Club Atlético Newell´s Old Boys –Rosario) (August 22, 1952, San Nicolas de los Arroyos-July 27, 2013, Cordoba) (27 years old at the time)

Ramon Angel Diaz (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) (August 29, 1959, La Rioja) (20 years old at the time)
Leoplodo Jacinto Luque (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) (May 3, 1949, Santa Fe-February 15, 2021, Mendoza) (30 years old at the time)
Jose Daniel Valencia (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba) (October 3, 1955, San Salvador de Jujuy) (24 years old at the time)

Gabriel Humberto Calderon (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires) (February 7, 1960, Rawson) (20 years old at the time)

 

Coach: Cesar Luis Menotti (November 5, 1938, Rosario) (41 years old at the time)

Team Captain: Daniel Alberto Passarella

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Le Coq Sportif

 

Note:

1-These were the players that took part in the matches or were on the bench during matches. It is possible other players may have been on the touring party, but this information is not available.

2-Note: In some sources, the match vs. League of Ireland XI is regarded as an Official match, therefore Juan Simon, Gabriel Calderon, Santiago Santamaria, and Carlos Fren are shown to have made their International debuts in that match.

 

 

Photo From:

All Panini World Cup 1982

except:

Calderon (France Panini 1989/90)

Simon (Panini World Cup 1990)

Luque (Panini World Cup 1978)
Santamaria (AGE 74-75)

Menotti (World Cup 78, by Phil Soar)

Photos unavailable for:

Ischia, Ocaño, Fren 


Argentina matches during the Tour:

 

April 30, 1980 (Buenos Aires, Argentina 1-Ireland League XI 0) (Not part of the Tour but a send-off)

May 13, 1980 (London, England 3-Argentina 1)

May 16, 1980 (Dublin, Republic of Ireland 0-Argentina 1)

May 21, 1980 (Vienna, Austria 1-Aregntina 5)

 

 

Date: April 30, 1980

Competition: Friendly

Result: Argentina 1-Ireland League XI 0

Venue: Buenos Aires -Antonio Vespuci Alberti (El Monumental) (River Plate) , Argentina 

Attendance: 60,000

Kick-off Time:  -

Referee: Roque Tito Cerullo (Uruguay)

Línesmen: José Martínez Bazán, Carlos Cardelino (both Uruguay)

Goalscorers:

(Argentina): Diego Maradona 12

(League of Ireland XI): None       

Summary of goals:

1:0 (12th minute, Argentina): -

Lineups:

Argentina:

1-Ubaldo Matildo Fillol (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)

4-Jorge Mario Olguín (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)

2-Hugo Eduardo Villaverde (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda) (Juan Ernesto Simon (Club Atlético Newell´s Old Boys –Rosario) 4)

3- Victorio Orlando Ocaño (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)

5-Américo Rubén Gallego (Club Atlético Newell´s Old Boys –Rosario)

6-Jose Daniel Van Tuyne (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)

8-Juan Alberto Barbas (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires) (Carlos Guillermo Fren (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda) 63)

10-Diego Armando Maradona (Asociacion Atletica Argentinos Juniors- Buenos Aires)

7-Gabriel Humberto Calderon (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba) (Santiago Santamaria (Club Atlético Newell´s Old Boys –Rosario) 46)

9-Ramon Angel Diaz (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)

11-Jose Daniel Valencia (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)

 

Coach: Cesar Luis Menotti

Other Substitutes:

Hector Rodolfo Baley

Carlos Luis Ischia (Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield Buenos Aires)

Lorenzo Ovidio Ojeda (Club Atlético Huracan- Buenos Aires)

 

Team Captain: Jorge Mario Olguín

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Le Coq Sportif

Uniform Colors: Light Blue/White Striped Shirts, Black Shorts and White Socks

 

League of Ireland XI:

1-Alan Paterson (Sligo Rovers Football Club)

2-Eamonn Gregg (Bohemians Football Club-Dublin)

4-Tommy McConville (Dundalk Football Club)

5-Paddy Dunning (Dundalk Football Club) (12-Dermot Keely (Dundalk Football Club) 64 or 73)

3-Martin Lawlor (Dundalk Football Club)

7-Patrick Nolan (Limerick Football Club)

10-Johnny Walsh (Limerick Football Club) (15-Gary Hulmes (Limerick Football Club) 59 or 76)

6-Leo Flanagan (Dundalk Football Club)

8-John Minnock (Finn Harps Football Club) (13-Mark Meagan (Waterford United Football Club) 59 or 76)

9-Liam Buckley (Shamrock Rovers Football Club)

11-Terry Eviston (Bohemians Football Club-Dublin)

 

Coach: Tommy Jackson

Other Substitutes:

14-Alan Campbell (Shamrock Rovers Football Club)

16-Nick Smyth (Athlone Town Association Football Club)

 

Team Captain: -

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: Green Shirts, White Shorts and Green Socks


Photo From: El Grafico, Issue 3161, 1980

(April 30, 1980, Argentina 1-League of Ireland XI 0)



Photo From: World Soccer, July 1980

(League of Ireland XI squad, April 30, 1980, Argentina 1-League of Ireland XI 0)



 

Date: May 13, 1980

Competition: Friendly

Result: England 3-Argentina 1

Venue: London-Wembley Stadium, England 

Attendance: 92,000

Kick-off Time:  -

Referee: Brian Robert McGinlay (Scotland)

Línesmen: David Findlay Taylor Syme and T. Muirhead (both Scotland)

Goalscorers:

(England): David Johnson 42, 50, Kevin Keegan 69        

(Argentina): Daniel Alberto Passarella 55 pen

Summary of goals:

1:0 (42nd minute, England): Coppel’s cross from the right side near touchline was headed in by Johnson.

2:0 (50th minute, England): Kennedy’s cross from the left was touched by Fillol, who could not hold onto the ball and Johnson slid and scored at far post.

2:1 (55th minute, Argentina): Maradona was fouled by Sansom in the box. Daniel Passarella scored from the ensuing penalty kick.

3:1 (69th minute, England): Johnson crossed from the left side, Coppel stopped the ball at the edge of the box, for Keegan to shoot powerfully past Fillol.

Lineups:

England:

1- Raymond Neal Clemence  (Liverpool Football Club)
2- Phillip George Neal (Liverpool Football Club) (12-Trevor John Cherry (Leeds United Association Football Club)
76)
3- Kenneth Graham Sansom (Crystal Palace Football Club-London)
 
4- Phillip Bernard Thompson (Liverpool Football  Club)
 
5- David Vernon Watson (Southampton Football Club)
 
6- Raymond Colin Wilkins (Manchester United Football Club)
 
8- Stephen James Coppell (Manchester United Football Club)
 
7- Kevin Joseph Keegan  (Hamburger Sport Verein e.V. / West Germany)
 
11- Raymond Kennedy (Liverpool Football Club)  (14-Trevor David Brooking (West Ham United Football Club-London)
 72)
9- David Edward Johnson (Liverpool Football Club)  (16-Garry Birtles (Nottingham Forest Football Club) 76)
10- Anthony Stewart Woodcock (1.Fussball Club Köln / West Germany)  

 

Coach: Ronald Greenwood

Other Substitutes:

13-Peter Leslie Shilton (Nottingham Forest Football Club)

15-Peter Simon Barnes (West Bromwich Albion Football Club)

 

Team Captain: Kevin Joseph Keegan 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Admiral

Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Blue Shorts, White Socks

 

Argentina:

1-Ubaldo Matildo Fillol (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) 
4-Jorge Mario Olguín (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)
 
6-Daniel Alberto Passarella (Club Atlético River Plate-
 Buenos Aires) 
3-Alberto Cesar Tarantini (Club Atlético River Plate-
 Buenos Aires) 
2-Jose Daniel Van Tuyne (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)
 
8-Juan Alberto Barbas (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires) (16-Carlos Luis Ischia (Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield Buenos Aires)  53)
5-Américo Rubén Gallego (Club Atlético Newell´s Old Boys –Rosario)
 
10-Diego Armando Maradona (Asociacion Atletica Argentinos Juniors- Buenos Aires)
 
7-Santiago Santamaria (Club Atlético Newell´s Old Boys –Rosario) (15-Ramon Angel Diaz (Club Atlético River Plate-
 Buenos Aires) 61)
9-Leoplodo Jacinto Luque (Club Atlético River Plate-
 Buenos Aires) 
11-Jose Daniel Valencia (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)
 

 

Coach: Cesar Luis Menotti

Booked: Daniel Passarella

Other Substitutes:

12-Hector Rodolfo Baley (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)

13- Victorio Orlando Ocaño (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)

14-Carlos Guillermo Fren (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)

 

Team Captain: Daniel Alberto Passarella

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Le Coq Sportif

Uniform Colors: Light Blue/White Striped Shirts, Black Shorts and Black Socks

 

 

Photo From: Onze, Issue 54, June 1980

(May 13, 1980, England 3-Argentina 1)


Photo From: Onze, Issue 54, June 1980

(May 13, 1980, England 3-Argentina 1)








Date: May 16, 1980

Competition: Friendly

Result: Republic of Ireland-Argentina 1

Venue: Dublin -Lansdowne Road, Republic of Ireland

Attendance: 35,000

Kick-off Time:  -

Referee: George Courtney (England)

Goalscorers:

(Republic of Ireland): None        

(Argentina): Jose Daniel Valencia 28

Summary of goals:

0:1 (28th minute, Argentina): A free kick was awarded to Argentina on the left side near the box after a foul on Maradona. Maradona took the free kick from this left side and Valencia headed it in.

Lineups:

Republic of Ireland:

1-Gerald Joseph Peyton (Fulham Football Club-London / England)

2-David Francis Langan (Derby County Football Club / England)

5-Kevin Bernard Moran (Manchester United Football Club / England)

4-Pierce O'Leary (Shamrock Rovers Football Club-Dublin)

3-Christopher William Gerard Hughton (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London / England)

7-Gerard Anthony ‘Gery’ Daly (Derby County Football Club / England)

6-Anthony Patrick Grealish (captain) (Luton Town Football Club / England) (17-Raymond Christopher O'Brien (Notts County Football Club – Nottingham / England) 46)

8-Gary Patrick Waddock (Queen's Park Rangers Football Club-London / England) (12-Gerard Joseph Ryan (Brighton Hove and Albion Football Club / England) 77)

9-Stephen Derek Heighway (Liverpool Football Club / England)

11-Daniel Joseph ‘Don’ Givens (Birmingham City Football Club / England)

10-Paul Gerard McGee (Preston North End Football Club / England)

 

Coach: Eoin Kevin Joseph Colin Hand

 

Team Captain: Anthony Patrick Grealish (Daniel Joseph ‘Don’ Givens assumed captaincy second half)

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: O’Neill’s

Uniform Colors: Green Shirts, White Shorts, Green Socks

 

Argentina:

1-Ubaldo Matildo Fillol (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)

4-Jorge Mario Olguín (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)

2-Juan Ernesto Simon (Club Atlético Newell´s Old Boys –Rosario)

6-Daniel Alberto Passarella (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)

3-Alberto Cesar Tarantini (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)

8-Juan Alberto Barbas (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires) 

5-Américo Rubén Gallego (Club Atlético Newell´s Old Boys –Rosario)

10-Diego Armando Maradona (Asociacion Atletica Argentinos Juniors- Buenos Aires)

7-Santiago Santamaria (Club Atlético Newell´s Old Boys –Rosario)

9-Ramon Angel Diaz (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) (15-Gabriel Humberto Calderon (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires) 73)

11-Jose Daniel Valencia (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)

 

Coach: Cesar Luis Menotti

 

Team Captain: Daniel Alberto Passarella

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Le Coq Sportif

Uniform Colors: Light Blue/White Striped Shirts, Black Shorts and White Socks

 

Photo From: Onze, Issue 75, March 1982

(May 16, 1980, Republic of Ireland 0-Argentina 1)



Photo From: El Grafico, Issue 3163, 1980

(May 16, 1980, Republic of Ireland 0-Argentina 1, bottom photos from the match vs. England)



Photo From: Source unknown (contribution from a blog viewer)

(Argentina squad, May 16, 1980, Republic of Ireland 0-Argentina 1)







Date: May 21, 1980

Competition: Friendly

Result: Austria 1-Argentina 5

Venue: Vienna-Praterstadion, Austria

Attendance: 72,000

Kick-off Time:  19:30

Referee: Andra Daina (Switzerland) 

Línesmen: Georges Sandoz and Winter (both Switzerland)

Goalscorers:

(Austria): Kurt Jara 20

(Argentina): Santiago Santamaria 2, Leoplodo Jacinto Luque 10, Diego Armando Maradona 15, 75, 88

Summary of goals:

0:1 (2nd minute, Argentina): From middle, Maradona sent Santamaria through, who rounded around Koncilia to score.

0:2 (10th minute, Argentina): Luque received a pass at the edge of box and lobbed over the advancing Koncilia.

0:3 (15th minute, Argentina): Maradona does a one-two with Valencia (on the left) and dribbled past Koncilia to score.

1:3 (55th minute, Austria): Hintermaier took a throw in on left side to Jara who advanced and from a narrow angle volleyed ast Fillol.

1:4 (55th minute, Argentina): From middle, Diaz sent Maradona through, who went on to score.

1:5 (55th minute, Argentina): Ischia crossed from the left side to Maradona who shot in.

Lineups:

Austria:

1-Friedrich Koncilia (Fußball Klub Austria Wien)
2-Robert Sara
(Fußball Klub Austria Wien)  (12-Gunther Pospischil (Fußball Klub Austria Wien) 16)
3-Erich Obermayer
(Fußball Klub Austria Wien)
5-Roland Hattenberger
(Verein für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart 1893 e. V. / West Germany)
4-Reinhold Hintermaier  
(1.Fußball-Club Nürnberg - Verein für Leibesübungen e.V.  / West Germany)
8-Herbert Prohaska
(Fußball Klub Austria Wien)
10-Wilhelm Kreuz (
Sportklub VOEST Linz
11-Kurt Jara
(Meidericher Spielverein 02 e.V. Duisburg / West Germany)
6-Kurt Welzl
(AZ (Alkmaar Zaanstreek) '67 Alkmaar /Holland) (13-Heribert Weber (Sportklub Rapid Wien) 29)
9-Johann Krankl (
Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)
7-Walter Schachner
(Fußball Klub Austria Wien)
 

Coach: Karl Stotz

Other Substitutes:

21- Herbert Feurer (Sportklub Rapid Wien)

14- Josef Degiorgi (Wien Admira Wacker Sportklub)

15- Felix Gasselich (Fußball Klub Austria Wien)

16- Gernot Jurtin (Graz Sturm Sportklub) 

Note:

1-Robert Sara’s Farewell match, replaced in the 16th minute.

 

Team Captain: Robert Sara (Wilhelm Kreuz assumed captaincy in the 16th minute)

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Puma

Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks

 

Argentina:

1-Ubaldo Matildo Fillol (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
2-Jose Daniel Van Tuyne (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)
6-Daniel Alberto Passarella (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
4-Jorge Mario Olguín (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)
3-Alberto Cesar Tarantini (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) (13- Victorio Orlando Ocaño (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba) 29)
5-Américo Rubén Gallego (Club Atlético Newell´s Old Boys –Rosario)

8-Juan Alberto Barbas (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires) 
10-Diego Armando Maradona (Asociacion Atletica Argentinos Juniors- Buenos Aires)
7-Santiago Santamaria (Club Atlético Newell´s Old Boys –Rosario) (16-Ramon Angel Diaz (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) 70)
9-Leoplodo Jacinto Luque  (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
11-Jose Daniel Valencia (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)  (15-Carlos Luis Ischia (Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield Buenos Aires) 70 )
 

Coach: Cesar Luis Menotti

Booked: Leoplodo Jacinto Luque 

Other Substitutes:

12-Hector Rodolfo Baley (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)

14-Carlos Guillermo Fren (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)

 

Team Captain: Daniel Alberto Passarella

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Le Coq Sportif

Uniform Colors: Light Blue/White Striped Shirts, Black Shorts and White Socks

 

Photo From: El Grafico, Issue 3164, 1980

(May 21, 1980, Austria 1-Argentina 5)



Photo From: El Grafico, Issue 3164, 1980

(May 21, 1980, Austria 1-Argentina 5)



Photo From: Österreichs Fußball Länderspiele Chronik 1902 – 1993, Author: Anton Egger

(Austria squad, May 21, 1980, Austria 1-Argentina 5)