How Italia '90 Changed The Face Of Football


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Welcome to a special podcast where Gavin Cooney chats to Simon Hart, the author of a new book WORLD IN MOTION - The Inside Story Of Italia '90.

Simon's thesis is that the tournament changed football forever, and here we tease that out.

How responsible was it for the Premier League and the Champions League?

Did the UAE's participation directly lead to Abu Dhabi's investment in Man City, and the Qatar World Cup?

Here that and more, including Simon's amazing meeting with Sepp Blatter, who pretended to be Diego Maradona by mimicking his snorting cocaine.

The book is published by DeCoubertin Books and is out now.

Get in touch with Gavin if you want - @gcooney93 or

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