Most Controversial World Cup Moments: From Biting to Karate Kicks

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In 1982, a match between West Germany and Austria outraged fans after both teams stopped playing aggressively because they had both already made it to the next round of tournament. West Germany needed to win by one goal in order to advance -- a scoreline that also helped Austria get through to the next round. After the first West German goal, play practically ceased. The game ended 1-0, eliminating Algeria in the process.

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