In 1950, the World Cup took place in Brazil. During the final of this championship this year, no one believed that under the cheering of almost 200.000 spectators on legendary Maracana Stadium, Brazil National Team ended up as a loser to Uruguay National Football Team. This has been one of the most shocking events in football history until now.
In 2006, the largest-scale football betting scandal and match-fixing which had never been seen before produced a stir in the whole world. Calciopoli is the scandal which led to Juventus Club’s championship disqualification of 2005 and 2006. This club was also under-ranked to play for Serie B. AC Milan, Lazio, Fiorentina and other football teams such as Reggina, Arezzo were also fined with different measures. If there were no championship for Juventus in 2006, a lot of Italian football players would be put in jail.
In 2000, Figo decided to sign a contract with the opponent team of Barcelona – Real Madrid with a staggering transformation fee of 38,7 million pounds. This transformation deal has added insult to injury between these 2 prestigious teams.
In the semi-final of World Cup 1982, when France has to face West Germany, Battiston comes into play from the substitute position in round 2. After 10 minutes of the match, Battiston was so close to scoring the goal when there was just only goalkeeper of West France Schumacher. However, a horrific thing happened when, in an effort for saving the lost, goalkeeper Harald Schumacher’s hips collided with the head of Barriston. This collide made Battiston fall into unconsciousness immediately. His neck was broken. Michel Platini said he had thought Battison had died, as “Barriston does not have heartbeat anymore and looked totally pale.” But luckily, he was taken to the hospital just in time.