Saturday, May 26, 2018 | ePaper

Readers’ Forum

  • Print
Surprises  in WC 1966 :
The world observed three great surprises in the 1966 World Cup Football hosted by England. The game was held in seven cities. The surprises were North Korea's landing in the quarterfinals, Brazil's first round elimination and England's first world cup title. The Asian representative lost to Soviet Union 0-2, drew with Chile and beat Italy 1-0, but lost to Portugal 3-5 even after 3-0 lead within 15 minutes of the start. Critics say that the referee   was not neutral on the day.
Host England drew with Uruguay 0-0, beat Mexico 2-0, beat France 2-0 in the group stage, beat Argentina 1-0 in the quarterfinals, Portugal 2-1 in the semifinals and West Germany 4-2 in the final to win the title for the first time. On that final day, the referee was not evenhanded. He was bias
 The most astonishing result was 1958 and 1962 holders Brazil's first round elimination after loss to Portugal and Hungary by the identical margin of 1-3.  Brazil's players faced rough tackles on the pitch, which destroyed the beauty of football. The competition was held between July 11 and 30, participated by 16 national teams from four continents. Attendants were 48,848 per game.

Abdullah Rahi
Dhaka

More News For this Category

Narcotics sale continues despite countrywide crackdown

NARCOTICS trade continues unabated at some of the hotspots in the capital with drug dealers continually changing their tactics in the face of the ongoing nationwide anti-drugs crackdown. The

Loan rescheduling facility must comply with banking laws

NEWS media reported that the commercial banks in 2017 waived Tk 1,753cr interest against bad loans which is blamed responsible for recurring bad loans in the country. Experts warned

Readers’ Forum

Healthcare for all :I do not know exactly how many countries in the world allow doctors who work for public hospitals to have their private practices. In Bangladesh, there

The new energy orchestra

Andrew Steer :As global leaders gather in Denmark and Sweden to discuss the future of clean energy, this is a good time to discuss the future of the world's

Green cities for a greener future

Anna Lisa Boni :Cities across Europe are committed to the transition to a greener, more sustainable and inclusive future by working with citizens and collaborating in partnerships.Urban areas are

Education as a key to solving conflicts

Stacia George :Those of us who work in peacebuilding pull out every tool in our toolbox to solve conflicts - we talk about infrastructure, jobs, agriculture, governance, and youth

Take action against stone miners for endangering biodiversity in hilly terrains

A NATIONAL daily on Thursday reported that unrestrained stone extraction in 200 streambeds across the Bandarban hill district jeopardized the livelihoods of 11 ethnic groups and extracted a toll on

Hasina`s India visit and getting water from Teesta

INDIA has kept talks on sharing of water of common rivers with Bangladesh stalled for over eight years holding back the signing of interim agreements on Teesta and Feni Rivers

Safety net to reduce poverty

Dr. M Abul Kashem Mozumder and  Dr. Md. Shairul Mashreque :There has been phenomenal growth of anti-poverty programs over the last couple of decades. Anti-poverty programs are wide ranging covering

Agricultural trade liberalization undermined food security

Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury :Agriculture is critical for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) notes, 'From ending poverty and hunger to