Escobar killed as a result of this game, Top 10 most Controversial World Cup Games (W. Hatcher v. E. Hatcher, Part 4)

Today we are discussing the 7th most controversial game.

Everette Hatcher’s choice: I have chosen this game partly because it was a game that the USA won. Sadly Escobar was killed in a bar back in Columbia when he got home. Two of my sons were learning soccer at the time and they were 7 and 6 years old and I was teaching them the rules. I did comment on the fact that Escobar had knocked the ball in the wrong goal and he was later killed and my sons did not want to play any more. They thought I was saying that the rule was if you put the ball in the wrong goal then you will be killed. I had to straighten that misconception out so they would continue to play!!!!!

 

Andrés Escobar Own Goal (1994)
In the 1994 World Cup Colombia vs USA match, Colombian defender Escobar unluckily deflected the ball into his own net. Thus, Colombia lost 2-1 to the USA.
Andrés Escobar Own Goal

Andrés Escobar Own Goal

Wilson picks:

England vs Argentina (1998)
Argentina knocked out England on penalties. Beckham kicked out at the Argentinean midfielder getting himself sent off. He received death threats by fans.

Beckham kicked out at the Argentinean midfielder getting himself sent off


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Here is a list I got off the internet:

West Germany vs Austria (1982)
West Germany vs Austria in 1982 FIFA World Cup game is widely believed to have changed the rules of future World Cup tournaments. A win by one or two goals would be enough to send both teams through. The games was seen as being fixed, both teams had an unspoken agreement. West Germany continued to knock the ball around for the rest of the game.

Maradona’s Goal Celebration (1994)
Argentinean team’s Maradona in the 1994 tournament raced towards the nearest video camera with a psychotic look upon his face. Then a urine sample was asked for, showing that he had taken a banned substance in ephedrine.
Maradona’s Goal Celebration

Maradona’s Goal Celebration

England vs Argentina (1998)
Argentina knocked out England on penalties. Beckham kicked out at the Argentinean midfielder getting himself sent off. He received death threats by fans.

Beckham kicked out at the Argentinean midfielder getting himself sent off


Andrés Escobar Own Goal (1994)
In the 1994 World Cup Colombia vs USA match, Colombian defender Escobar unluckily deflected the ball into his own net. Thus, Colombia lost 2-1 to the USA.
Andrés Escobar Own Goal

Andrés Escobar Own Goal

Zidane’s Headbutt (2006)


Zinedine Zidane
got himself sent off in the final of the 2006 tournament. He apologized for his headbutt on Italian defender Marco Materazzi.
Zidane’s Headbutt

Zidane’s Headbutt

Kuwait vs France (1982)
In the 1982 FIFA World Cup, a controversial incident happened in the match Kuwait vs France. The French team scored the 4th goal while Kuwaiti players thought that they had heard the referee blow the whistle before the goal scored, thus they stopped playing.

England vs Argentina (1986)
In England vs Argentina match in the 1986 World Cup, Diego Maradona scored one of the best goals ever seen in a World Cup. This goal was overshadowed by his Shilton into the back of the net. This goal was considered to be Hand of God.
Hand of God

Hand of God

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