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World Cup moments: The Disgrace of Gijon

Tom Devlin 4 years ago 2.9k
El Molinon in Gijon, where the game was played. EFE
El Molinon in Gijon, where the game was played. EFE
If you watch the World Cup this summer, or indeed any tournament since 1982, you will notice that as the group stage is coming to a close the final round of games in each group all kick off at the same time. This policy was brought in by FIFA after West Germany and Austria conspired to produce one of the most shameful episodes in World Cup history.