Retro Football: All Hail The BBC’s Classic, Synth-Fuelled Opening Preview For 1986 World Cup In Mexico (Video)

Chris Wright

11th, May 2018

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ITV may have pulled a bloody decent 2018 World Cup whistle-wetter out of the bag today but it pales, pales once compared to the greatest of all time.

We are of course talking about the BBC’s pre-tournament preview for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, which featured exquisite RP diction, a pulsing power synth soundtrack, sombreros, sweaty Glenn Hoddle, excited Mexican children running through the street and oodles of futbol, futbol, futbol…

Oh yes. Oh yes. Oh yes.

Diego Maradona just had to go and ruin it all for us, didn’t he?

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