When England beat Brazil in the Maracana

England embarked upon a three-game tour of South America in June of 1984. They would play Uruguay and Chile, but their only win would be in this their first match.

Played on Sunday 10th June this game in front of around 60,000 spectators at Rio’s Maracana was a friendly in aid of the Brazilian football association’s 70th anniversary. The match was live on UK television, but only the second…

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