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Re-live Northern Ireland’s 1982 World Cup win over Spain

Gerry Armstrong scoring the winner against the Spaniards.

Gerry Armstrong scoring the winner against the Spaniards.

The legendary Northern Ireland World Cup match against Spain, in which Gerry Armstrong scored an unforgettable goal, is to be screened in full by the BBC next month.

Other games such as the 1966 World Cup final, the “hand of God” match in which Diego Maradona sent England crashing out in 1986, and the 1990 disappointment which left Paul Gascoigne in tears are among those to be shown in the run-up to this summer’s competition in Rio De Janeiro.

The Northern Ireland match, which saw them beat the hosts in Valencia, will be screened at 3pm on June 8.

Head of BBC Sport interactive Ben Gallop said: “We’ve had some fantastic moments over the years, as well as some painful ones, and we’re looking forward to giving the country a way to experience those highs and lows like never before - with full, modern, digital coverage.”

The BBC World Cup Rewind service will launch from May 30 for PCs, tablets and mobile phones at bbc.co.uk/worldcup or through the BBC Sport app.

The matches to be screened are:

England v West Germany, 1966 final (to be shown on May 30 at noon);

Scotland v The Netherlands, 1978 group match (May 31, 3pm);

England v Argentina, 1986 quarter-final (June 4, noon);

England v Germany, 1990 semi-final (June 7, 3pm);

Spain v Northern Ireland, 1982 group match (June 8, 3pm).

Head of BBC Sport interactive Ben Gallop said: “We’ve had some fantastic moments over the years, as well as some painful ones, and we’re looking forward to giving the country a way to experience those highs and lows like never before - with full, modern, digital coverage.”

 

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