The Europeans: 1960 – the USSR and Franco’s own goal

THE European Championships have become the second most important international football competition after the World Cup, although you could argue that the UEFA Champions League is doing its best to overtake both. In the first of a new series, Game of the People looks at some of the great Euros, starting with the very first. In 1960, with the cold war simmering away and tension building – culminating in the Cuban missile crisis and the erection of the Berlin Wall –  politicans were desperately trying to build unity across Europe. Two world wars had, after all, originated and had been … Continue reading The Europeans: 1960 – the USSR and Franco’s own goal