World Cup stories: Uruguay 1930, Brazil 1950, England 1966 and Italy 1990

Ahead of Russia 2018, I wrote a series of four articles on the history of football fans at the World Cup, covering Uruguay 1930, Brazil 1950, England 1966 and Italy 1990. All are available to read on Medium:

World Cup 1930: “The so-called World’s Association Football Championship”
How the first World Cup established soccer as the world’s game

World Cup 1950: The Maracanazo
The story of soccer’s biggest-ever crowd

World Cup 1966: They think it’s all over
How the 1966 World Cup helped save English soccer

World Cup 1990: World in Motion
How Italia 90 changed what it meant to be a soccer fan

Published by Paul Brown

Writes about football, history, true adventure. The Guardian, Four Four Two, When Saturday Comes, The Blizzard, Longreads, Deadspin, etc. Latest book: The Ruhleben Football Association. Twitter: @paulbrownUK