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Mondiali Impossibili – World Cup Time Travel

Every World Cup tournament causes us to recall finals gone by. With Brazil giving us one of the most memorable competitions in recent history, new Italian online magazine Marte.com has transported some of the protaganists of the current World Cup into classic iconic pictures from past editions with the help of digital artist Antonella Iozzolino.

World Cup Legends: ‘A childhood dream’

Amar Shah’s family ran a sports store importing footballs from Pakistan so he grew up re-enacting World Cup moments with his mates. When Adidas released a historical match-ball series for the 2010 World Cup, on a dare from his wife, he set about a mission: to have a World Cup winning legend sign each ball in the collection. This is his story.

On This Day, 1976: Maradona Makes Début

October 20, 1976, Diego Armando Maradona Franco makes his professional début with Argentinos Juniors, ten days before his sixteenth birthday. In 167 appearances, he scored 115 goals before a £1m transfer to Boca Juniors in 1981.

Passage of Play: Diego Maradona

“I think I’m the best player ever. Why would you compare me to Pele? My mother said that I’m stronger and that he used to play with players who didn’t even move on the pitch.”