The most politically charged game in World Cup history - 8 months ago, 13 June 17:18
- The 1998 World Cup served up “the mother of all games”
- The game did not disappoint with a dramatic late goal
- The game ended up doing more diplomacy than the governments of the two nations had ever managed to do
Football has a way of stirring up more emotions than any other sport in the world. The World Cup is set to kick off this week and football rivalries will take center stage.
The 1998 World Cup is a great example of this, when the U.S faced Iran. When the group stage fixtures were announced, the then president of U.S Soccer Federation dubbed it as “the mother of all games.”
The game ended up doing more diplomacy than the governments of the two countries had managed to do. The Iranian team walked in with white roses as a sign of peace and the two ...
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