28 Years Ago in TIME

Hundreds of thousands of fans began their pilgrimage to Germany last week for the WORLD CUP. As the 1978 Argentina tournament showed, football is only part of the spectacle.

If the soccer itself has been only fitfully exciting, the huge tournament is also a fiesta, and in that it has not disappointed. Among the celebrators is a young Italian electrician ... spending four years of savings to see one month of soccer. From nearer have come Peruvians in red ponchos, arriving in buses bannered ARRIBA PERU! (Up Peru!). Shaggy Scots, in kilts and tartan scarves, some of whom...

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