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World Cup Wanderers: Chile 1962

29 May 2018

Ahead of this summer's competition in Russia, bwfc.co.uk gets in the mood by reviewing all former editions of the biggest tournament in football and the World Cup Wanderers who were in action!

With less than three weeks to go until the start of the 2018 World Cup, our preview series continues as we look back to Chile 1962!

JIMMY ARMFIELD
England
Appearances: 4
Goals: 0
Stage reached: Quarter-finals

ROGER HUNT
England
Appearances: 0
Goals: 0
Stage reached: Quarter-finals

STAN ANDERSON
England
Appearances: 
0
Goals: 
0
Stage reached: 
Quarter-finals

Future Wanderers managers Jimmy Armfield and Stan Anderson, and future Whites forward Roger Hunt were all named in England's squad for the 1962 World Cup in Chile, but it would be just the former who made an appearance during the tournament.

Handed his Three Lions debut in 1959, Armfield was an established first-choice for his country by the start of the tournament, having accumulated 25 caps and captained England for the first time the previous year against Luxembourg.

An ever-present throughout the tournament, Armfield and England opened with a 2-1 defeat to Hungary before bouncing back to win 3-1 against Argentina.

Progressing to the knock-out stages courtesy of a 0-0 draw with Bulgaria, England met reigning champions and eventual winners Brazil in the quarter-finals where they suffered a 3-1 defeat to exit the competition.

Handed the armband after the captain's armband tournament, Armfield remained a regular for his country until injury intervened in 1964.

With Bobby Moore taking over as captain, the defender returned to win his place in the 1966 World Cup squad but was an unused player throughout the tournament as the Three Lions' enjoyed their finest hour!

In contrast, having scored on his international debut prior to the 1962 World Cup, Hunt bounced back from being unused in Chile to cement his place as a regular and one of England's leading talents come 1966.

Meanwhile, Anderson held two caps to his name prior to the tournament and would be unable to add to his tally in Chile or after England's World Cup exit.


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