The World Cup In 35 Funny Pictures

14 Jun 2014 Generic
The World Cup In 35 Funny Pictures

Well, we say 'history' - but we mean 'a history since 1966'. Because that's the only year that matters, right? From footballers' antics to some of the most colourful fans, enjoy the lighter side of a game that's famously not a matter of life and death - it's more serious than that.

1990 - Gazza charms the photographers during England's Quarter Final against Cameroon.
1990 - Gazza charms the photographers during England's Quarter Final against Cameroon.
1998 - Glenn Hoddle works out exactly how long he's got left as England manager.
1998 - Glenn Hoddle works out exactly how long he's got left as England manager.
1986 - Mexico field their youngest ever player.(Just kidding. He's the mascot!)
1986 - Mexico field their youngest ever player.(Just kidding. He's the mascot!)
1974 - The scoreboard of the Yugoslavia v Zaire game runs out of space - because Yugoslavia won 9-0.
1974 - The scoreboard of the Yugoslavia v Zaire game runs out of space - because Yugoslavia won 9-0.

1986 - Peter Beardsley makes friends with two Mexican policemen. The two Mexican policemen don't look too happy about it.
1986 - Peter Beardsley makes friends with two Mexican policemen. The two Mexican policemen don't look too happy about it.
2002 - USA's Clint Mathis demonstrates how Americans tell linesmen to get new specs.
2002 - USA's Clint Mathis demonstrates how Americans tell linesmen to get new specs.
1996 - Andy Gray takes a break from commenting on England's qualifier against Moldova to show his disgust at the state of the Moldovan toilets
1996 - Andy Gray takes a break from commenting on England's qualifier against Moldova to show his disgust at the state of the Moldovan toilets
1992 - It's England vs Sweden. And we don't just mean on the pitch.
1992 - It's England vs Sweden. And we don't just mean on the pitch.
1981 - English football referee Pat Partridge shows goalkeeper Christov who's in charge during Bulgaria's qualifying game against Austria.

1981 - English football referee Pat Partridge shows goalkeeper Christov who's in charge during Bulgaria's qualifying game against Austria.
1986 - England's Steve Hodge considers 'the Maradona tactic'.
1986 - England's Steve Hodge considers 'the Maradona tactic'.
2010 - Fabio Capello shouts during England's game against Algeria, and once again proves that he doesn't go blue in the face - he goes orange.
2010 - Fabio Capello shouts during England's game against Algeria, and once again proves that he doesn't go blue in the face - he goes orange.
1974 -Of course, back in 1974 it was Fabio who was getting told off.
1974 -Of course, back in 1974 it was Fabio who was getting told off.
2002 - Paul Scholes gives it his all at a news conference on Awaji Island.
2002 - Paul Scholes gives it his all at a news conference on Awaji Island.
1999 - England unveils its secret weapons when bidding for the 2006 World Cup: Gary Lineker, Bobby Charlton, Kevin Keegan and... erm... Hugh Grant?
1999 - England unveils its secret weapons when bidding for the 2006 World Cup: Gary Lineker, Bobby Charlton, Kevin Keegan and... erm... Hugh Grant?
2010 - England draw against USA. Say no more.
2010 - England draw against USA. Say no more.
1994-Referee Jose Torres Cadena chases a beach ball during the quarter final between Germany and Bulgaria. If only England could have played with this during its qualifiers...
1994-Referee Jose Torres Cadena chases a beach ball during the quarter final between Germany and Bulgaria. If only England could have played with this during its qualifiers...
2002 - Ireland's Kevin Kilbane watches manager Mick McCarthy showing off his moves ahead of their opening match against Cameroon.
2002 - Ireland's Kevin Kilbane watches manager Mick McCarthy showing off his moves ahead of their opening match against Cameroon.
1993 - "Do you know how to score a penalty?" "You hum it, I'll play it!" Yes, England's Paul Ince tinkles the ivories at the team hotel ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Turkey.
1993 - "Do you know how to score a penalty?" "You hum it, I'll play it!" Yes, England's Paul Ince tinkles the ivories at the team hotel ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Turkey.
2002-No, Becks hasn't just been pooped on by a bird. That's his hair.
2002-No, Becks hasn't just been pooped on by a bird. That's his hair.
1966 - Portugal's Vicente Lucas pushes teammate Jose Torres around their training ground in a wheelbarrow during a break from training. Ah, life was so much simpler back then!
1966 - Portugal's Vicente Lucas pushes teammate Jose Torres around their training ground in a wheelbarrow during a break from training. Ah, life was so much simpler back then!
1986 - Dejected England fans - and a policeman - look on as their team lose to Portugal.
1986 - Dejected England fans - and a policeman - look on as their team lose to Portugal.
2005 - Sven Goran Eriksson enjoying the draw for the 2006 World Cup.
2005 - Sven Goran Eriksson enjoying the draw for the 2006 World Cup.
2010 - Nope. No idea where these fans are from. Anyone..?
2010 - Nope. No idea where these fans are from. Anyone..?
2002 - Michael Owen scores against Brazil. David Beckham is quite happy about this.
2002 - Michael Owen scores against Brazil. David Beckham is quite happy about this.
2006 - England football fans, including Tony Blair, watch the England team take on Trinidad and Tobago.
2006 - England football fans, including Tony Blair, watch the England team take on Trinidad and Tobago.
1986 - Bobby Charlton arrives in Mexico for the World Cup, looking rather more 'Tex' than 'Mex'.
1986 - Bobby Charlton arrives in Mexico for the World Cup, looking rather more 'Tex' than 'Mex'.
2002 - Terry Butcher relaxes with Wilbur Smith.
2002 - Terry Butcher relaxes with Wilbur Smith.
2006 - Crouch takes time off from doing 'the robot' to have a pop at Ronaldo during the quarter-final between England and Portugal.
2006 - Crouch takes time off from doing 'the robot' to have a pop at Ronaldo during the quarter-final between England and Portugal.
1986 - At last, an answer to the question "How many Scottish fans can you fit in a VW camper van?"
1986 - At last, an answer to the question "How many Scottish fans can you fit in a VW camper van?"
2010 - And you thought YOU were an England supporter...
2010 - And you thought YOU were an England supporter...
1982 - West Germany's goalkeeper Harald Schumacher gives the ladies a thrill.
1982 - West Germany's goalkeeper Harald Schumacher gives the ladies a thrill.
1970 - German international footballers Uwe Seeler and Karl-Heinz Schnellinger get in the team - and Mexican - spirit.
1970 - German international footballers Uwe Seeler and Karl-Heinz Schnellinger get in the team - and Mexican - spirit.
2006 - Steven Gerrard takes a tumble at training camp.
2006 - Steven Gerrard takes a tumble at training camp.
2010 - Just a normal England fan.
2010 - Just a normal England fan.
2006 - Just some normal Mexican fans.
2006 - Just some normal Mexican fans.
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