1982: Kuwait Walk Off After GoalThis stands as one of the most peculiar incidents in the history of the World Cup. France was in a 3 – 1 lead against Kuwait, when they scored another goal. The Kuwait defenders thought they had heard a whistle blow and remained fixed in place. The FA President for Kuwait, Prince Fahad, instructed his players to leave the field in protest, and the ref foolishly dismissed the goal, allowing the game to continue. France persevered, winning with 4 goals to 1.
FOLLOW ARSEDEVILS FOR VARIOUS UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS AND HISTORIC GOALS IN THE PREVIOUS FIFA WORLD CUPS
1994: Oleg Salenko’s Incredible PerformanceSalenko was known to his fellow Russians, but the striker enjoyed no great reputation elsewhere. You can bet your bottom dollar no one expected him to manage 5 goals in a single match! Playing against the Cameroonians, Salenko plundered the field, racking up the most goals made by any single athlete in a FIFA World Cup Tournament game, pushing his team to a win of 6 – 1. Russia got eliminated in the first stage, but Salenko shared the Golden Boot award with Hristo Stoichkov, from Bulgaria, as the top scorer for the tournament anyway.
2002: Senegal Upsets the Odds and Thrashes FranceWorld and Euro champions, France was a massive favourite to beat johnny-come-lately Senegal, who were making their debut at the FIFA World Cup in the opening match of the Korea/Japan tournament. But Les Bleus’ world got rocked as they fell to a surprising defeat of 1 to 0.
Savic, Pavon and the other Wonder Kids who could Prove to be hugely influential in the World Cup for their country
2006: Zidane’s Headbutt Takes Him Off the PitchZinedine Zidane got sent off during the FIFA World Cup Final featuring France versus Italy after he headbutted Marco Materazzi. After an exchange of words as they headed to the pitch Zidane hit Materazzi in the chest with his head, losing the chance to play in the last international match he would be a part of.
France went on to lose in penalty shoot-outs.
World Cup memories – Zinedine Zidane's infamous headbutt on Marco Materazzi. http://t.co/qTXEelBGue— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) June 11, 2014