World Cup Flashback: England fans cheer Captain Marvel at the 1982 World Cup in Spain

Ollie Irish

13th, January 2010


By Ollie Irish


“Inger-land, Inger-land!”

Ouch, that is a truly disgraceful shiner. Sorry, can’t type much more – tears of pride filling my eyes.

This photo was taken at the ’82 World Cup finals in sunny Espana, during England’s opening group game against France – you remember, the one in which Bryan Robson scored after a matter of seconds (27 seconds, to be exact).

Bonus video Watch Captain Marvel stick it to the baguette-toting French:

Beautifully nostalgic footage, there. You see kids, long throw-ins aren’t some post-Premier League invention. They’ve been around for ages.