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Days Gone By: The highs and lows of 1998 World Cup clash caught on camera at CJ’s Sports Bar, Felixstowe

PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 April 2018

The crowd celebrates an England goal at CJ's Sports Bar in Felixstowe. Picture: SIMON PARKER

The crowd celebrates an England goal at CJ's Sports Bar in Felixstowe. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Did you watch the 1998 World Cup clash between England and Argentina in CJ’s Sports Bar in Felixstowe? If so, you could be pictured in our gallery.

Minutes into the game Gabriel Batistuta scored a penalty to put Argentina ahead. Picture: SIMON PARKERMinutes into the game Gabriel Batistuta scored a penalty to put Argentina ahead. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Watching England play in national football tournaments is never short of drama, from winning the World Cup in 1966 to the infamous 1986 Maradona ‘Hand of God’ goal that knocked us out of the competition.

Fans celebrate as England take the lead in the first half. Picture: SIMON PARKERFans celebrate as England take the lead in the first half. Picture: SIMON PARKER

In this gallery, we revisit another World Cup encounter between England and Argentina in 1998. Fans piled into CJ’s Sports Bar in Felixstowe to watch the drama unfold.

It was a tense match for fans watching in Felixstowe. Picture: SIMON PARKERIt was a tense match for fans watching in Felixstowe. Picture: SIMON PARKER

It was a close match. Batistuta scored the first goal to put the Argentines ahead before Shearer drew things level. Michael Owen put England in front in the 16th minute.

Moments after Argentina beat England on penalties in the 1998 World Cup. Picture: SIMON PARKERMoments after Argentina beat England on penalties in the 1998 World Cup. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Zanetti brought the Argentines back level in injury time from the first half. The game went onto tense penalties, as can be seen by some of the reactions from fans in CJ’s, caught on camera by one of our photographers.

CJ's sports bar was packed as England fans watched the clash against Argentina. Picture: SIMON PARKERCJ's sports bar was packed as England fans watched the clash against Argentina. Picture: SIMON PARKER

To share your memories of the match, email our picture desk.

Moments after David Batty had his penalty saved. Picture: SIMON PARKERMoments after David Batty had his penalty saved. Picture: SIMON PARKER


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