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On this day: 25 June 2006

On this day: 25 June 2006

On this day in 1950, Switzerland's Alfred Bickel and Sweden's Erik Nilsson returned to the pitch - the only players in that edition who had also participated in the 1938 FIFA World Cup™.

On 25 June 1978, Argentina defeated Netherlands 3-1 after extra time in Buenos Aires to win their first FIFA World Cup™ title.

FIFA Communications Division

Berlin, 23 June 2006