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30 Scandalous Moments From The World Cup

Darren - June 22, 2019
Soccer

30 Scandalous Moments From The World Cup

Darren - June 22, 2019
Photo Credit: La Sueur

1. Andres Escobar’s Own Goal

The single most tragic entry on this list, it’s not actually the own goal that’s controversial but what happened after. Escobar was playing for Colombia against the USA in 1994 when he scored an own goal. The US would go on to win the game 2-1 and Colombia were knocked out.

Photo Credit: These Football Times

Instead of going to Las Vegas with friends as originally planned, Escobar instead went to Medellin, Colombia. He was confronted by three men outside a bar named El Indio and shot six times. One of the men shouted ‘Gol, Gol, Gol,’ three times, the same amount as the commentator in the Spanish language broadcast.

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