Wales at the 1958 World Cup and the glory and pain of the 1970s

Nov 08, 2022, 12:38 AM

In the first episode of our series celebrating Wales, the podcast team discuss the huge success and what-if moments of the 1958 World Cup, where Wales were only denied by the teenage genius of Pelé. The lean years that followed were the precursor to a strong generation in the 1970s, which emerged to reach the Euro 76 quarter-finals, an achievement largely overshadowed by the pain of the Joe Jordan handball in the 1978 World Cup qualifiers. We discuss all the joys, the heartache and the exceedingly cool kits.