Originally Posted by kleber
You are very useful,i must admit Yurchishin
,but i know my stuff.....
p ,anyway Soviet Union end in the top eight of the wc 82,so what is your point,and what you have against the Wc 86 loban team?
I have nothing against '86 performance with the exception there was no result. I just said DK players "fired" Malofeev. It was classic Soviet regional politics. Someone did not like a coach from Minsk in USSR NT despite a good play & results...
As far as '82, the system of that WC was different, so it was not really top 8 :rollani: . USSR played one great game - vs. Brazil which they lost. Then they suffered over N. Zealand, and barely escaped elimination vs. Scotts, surviving on a 2-2 tie (Blokhin's & Shengelia's best game in Spain, btw). Then USSR got a good group with Belgium & Poland (the other one had Italy, Brazil, Argentina). But after POles crushed Belgiuum 3-0 (Lato
p), we already knew we will need a win vs. tough Polish team. Sure enough we barely won against Belgium 1-0 (Khoren Oganesyan
p ), and played just a horrible game vs. Poles 0-0. There were no chances whatsoever during the entire game... So, the result wasn;t bad, but considering the hype and quality of game - it was really bad.