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ON THIS DAY: West Germany beats France in 1982

In this July 8, 1982 file photo, West Germany's Klaus Fischer scores the third goal and equalizes, in the World Cup semi-final soccer match against France, in Seville, Spain. On this day: West Germany defeats France in a penalty shoot out after a 3-3 draw. The game was marred by a terrible injury to France's Patrick Battiston following a collision with German goalkeeper Harald Schumacher.  (AP Photo/File)

On July 8 in World Cup history: In classic semifinal that sees first penalty shootout, West Germany beats France in Seville, Spain, in 1982. Late penalty helps West Germany grind out victory against Argentina to win 1990 World Cup in Rome.

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ON THIS DAY: West Germany fends off Dutch in 1974

In this July 7, 1974 file photo, West Germany captain, Franz Beckenbauer, holds up the World Cup trophy after his team defeated the Netherlands by 2-1, in the World Cup soccer final at Munich's Olympic stadium, in West Germany. Applauding at right, German goalkeeper Josef "Sepp" Maier. On this day: West Germany wins its second World Cup after defeating the much-fancied Dutch. (AP Photo/File)

On July 7 in World Cup history: Franz Beckenbauerlifts new trophy as West Germany beats the Netherlands in Munich in 1974.

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