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The Most Maddening World Cup Moments



모든 월드컵에는 잊지 못할 순간들이 있다. 그 순간은 훌륭한 플레이일 수도 있고 비신사적인 더티플레이일 수도 있다. 심지어 황당하고 기괴한 사건들도 물론 발생한다. BBC는 구독자들에게 월드컵 역사상 가장 이해하기 어려운 순간들의 순위를 매겨 달라고 요청했다. 지단의 박치기 사건, 수아레즈의 깨물기 사건 등 듣기만 해도 황당하고 웃음이 나는 사건들이 선정되었다. 당신은 어떤 사건이 가장 먼저 떠오르는가? 이번 월드컵은 또 어떤 재미있고 황당한 사건들이 일어날까?

In preparation for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, BBC asked its readers to rank some of the most notorious moments in World Cup history. According to their research, the following are some of the most emotionally charged incidents of our planet’s greatest sporting event!

● 2002 Keane Goes Dog Walking
In a scandalous bout between Irish footer Roy Keane and the Irish national team, Keane expressed extreme dissatisfaction with the team’s practice facilities in Saipan and launched a tirade against manager Mick McCarthy. The end result? Keane was kicked off the team and spent his summer walking his dog.

● 2002 Childish Retaliation
In overtime, Ahn Jung-hwan scored a goal that wound up sending the Azzurri packing for home. Later in the game, the Ecuadorean referee Moreno refused to call a penalty and disallowed a goal for Italy. Korea advanced to the next round, but while Koreans celebrated this victory, Ahn’s regular season team, Serie A’s Perugia sacked the player. The Italian team later rescinded Ahn’s dismissal, but their childish retaliation left a sour taste in Ahn’s mouth. He decided to join a Japanese team.

● 2010 French Strike
Nicolas Anelka entered the 2010 World Cup on a sour note. He had not scored any international goals for the seven months prior. In France versus Mexico, Coach Raymond Domenech pulled Anelka, and later, it was revealed that Anelka had exchanged harsh words with the coach before being dismissed from the game. When the team discovered this fact, they were displeased with the incident and refused to train. Needless to say, the poor team dynamics led to France finishing at the bottom of their group that year.

● 1994 Maradona Busted
The late 1980s and early 1990s was the era of Argentine star Maradona, but he was busted for doping and serving a jail sentence for shooting a journalist when he was allowed a break from prison to play in the 1994 game. Many wonder why he was even allowed back. Maradonna was kicked out of the games after failing a drug test and ranting and raving in front of cameras.

● The Zidane Headbutt
I remember watching the game from a cafe in Paris. The match between France and Italy looked like it was going into penalty kicks. Cheers were echoing off ancient building all along the street until it turned into a deafening silence. In the blink of an eye, Italian defender Materazzi lay crumpled on the ground. Replays showed that Zidane and Materazzi had engaged in a heated argument and Zidane headbutt the player, leading to a red card and disgraceful end to his otherwise amazing professional career.