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Argy-bargy at Villa Park

Argy-bargy at Villa Park

On this day in 1966, Villa Park hosted its second World Cup game, an ill-tempered goalless draw between Argentina and West Germany. 

A dirty game was notable for the first sending-off of the tournament when Argentina's Rafael Albrecht was ordered off for a foul. 

The incident sparked a mass melee, which included the Argentina coach Juan Carlos Lorenzo running on to the pitch to remonstrate with the match officials.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 16th July 1966