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WORLD CUP 1978 REVISITED: Torture and ticker tape

This week on World Cup Revisited, John Duggan, Dan McDonnell and Johnny Ward look back at the 1978 tournament in Argentina.

The hosts came good - but the tournament is better remembered for the dark politics which lurked in the background.

World Cup Argentina captain Daniel Passarella raises the World Cup Trophy as he is carried shoulder high by fans after Argentina had beaten Holland 3-1 in the 1978 World Cup Final.

The World Cup took place during the dictatorship of General Jorge Rafaél Videla.

He promised that the competition would be a symbol of peace, while political opponents disappeared and state torture continued - you can read more about that situation here.

World Cup Holland players build a wall to defend a free kick. (l-r) Rob Rensenbrink, Arie Haan, Jan Poortvliet, Ruud Krol, Johnny Rep and Willy van de Kerkhof.

On the pitch, a functional Argentina side beat the free-flowing Dutch team. With the match tied 1-1 after 90 minutes, the home side struck twice in extra time to secure a 3-1 victory.

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