1982 was the first time I payed much more than cursory attention to the World Cup and Brazil, led by Socrates, was the main reason:
BRAZIL legend Socrates has died aged 57 after suffering with an intestinal infection.
The 1982 World Cup hero was admitted to hospital and placed on life-support on Thursday after falling ill during a meal at a hotel in Sao Paulo.
It was the third time the former Brazilian national team captain had been rushed to hospital in recent months, having first fallen ill in the summer.
Also, at our footy club a big grab was accompanied by a chorus of "ZICO!" and a teammate named Paul Ross became Paulo Rossi.