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On this day in football history
- 1908 Tottenham Hotspur elected to the Second Division of the Football League in place of Stoke who withdrew for financial reasons. Became a professional side in 1895 and the following year joined the Southern League. Topped that League in 1900 and the next year won the FA Cup, the last time a side outside the Football League did so. At the end of their first season in the Second Division they were runners-up to Bolton and thus won promotion at the first attempt.
- 1931 John Walker signed for Portsmouth and Arsenal on the same day from Vale of Clyde but the FA refused to accept registration and so he signed to Spurs the following day aged 24.
- 1935 David Pratt appointed Heart of Midlothian manager, his fourth club in two years.
- 1950 England 0 United States 1 in the World Cup finals at belo Horizonte, a result which shocked the football world. It was also the first time the two countries had met. As with many cup surprises England the fancied team had most of the play but were unable to get a goal.
- 1958 Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 in the World Cup Final played in Solna. Vava and a young 17 year old Pele score two goals apiece with Zagalo scoring the other Brazilian goal.
- 1960 Blackburn Rovers sacked Dally Duncan their manager only two months after taking the team to the Cup Final, and little more than a year after joining the club. Had a long and distinguished playing career which began with Hull City in 1928. Moved to Derby County in 1932 and remained with them for 14 years winning a Cup medal in 1946. Played for Scotland 14 times between 1933 and 1938. Took over as player manager at Luton Town in 1946 and gave up the playing side after two seasons. Remained as manager of Luton until half way through the 1958-59 season when he took the Blackburn job. In his own career he played in 391 League games and scored 111 goals.
- 1986 Argentina beat West Germany 3-2 in the World Cup Final played in Mexico City. Argentina had led 2-0 with goals from Jose Luis Brown and Valdano, but West Germany fought back to equalize with goals from Rummenigge and Voller. The winner was scored in the last five minutes when Maradona sent Burruchaga through.