The Shame of Gijon 1982

Algeria’s first World Cup appearance since 1986 brings back memories of one of the most shameful episodes of soccer historythe non-football that West German and Austria played in the final match of the first round at Gijon, Spain, ensuring that both would go through and Algeria would go home. Was it a conspiracy? Or was FIFA to blame for not starting all of a group’s matches at the same time? (Ian/TwoHundredPercent)

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