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'We earned more praise and respect during the tournament than most world champions before or since'
Read an extract from ‘The Nearly Men: The Eternal Allure of the Greatest Teams That Failed To Win the World Cup’ by Aidan Williams.
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Dead on arrival, Rome's 'mangy' Christmas tree set to be immortalised
Many said the tree – which cost around €48,000 – was a metaphor for the state of the Italian capital.