Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Soccer, World Cup (Soccer)
Soccer; World Cup (Soccer)
Do you believe in miracles?
Since it was first used by Al Michaels on the ABC telecast during the final seconds of the U.S.–Soviet Hockey game at the 1980 Olympics, this line has been quoted countless times by American sports fans. Watching the totally unexpected play or the remarkable outcome to some game, fans have often turned to this phrase to express their wonder.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "World Cup" (2011). On Sport and Society. 64.