The ‘Decade by Decade’ series continues in August with a look at football in the 1990s.

A decade with which we are all very familiar, the nineties saw the game (particularly in Britain) explode in terms of the breadth of its coverage and become largely dictated by media interest. Sky’s purchase of the rights to live Premier League football in the early nineties changed football beyond recognition, marketing the game to a previously unprecedented level. Of course, this was also a decade of beautiful and enthralling football; the dominance of Manchester United, France’s World Cup success and the individual excellence of players such as Ronaldo, Zidane and Del Piero all being well-worth revisiting. Football had changed, but its innate appeal remained the same.

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