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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old September 19th, 2006, 05:30 Thread Starter
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Africa's biggest WC win

Well, which is it? Posted the Q on another site after seeing the initial query on the Nigerian forum.
Which do you think is the biggest win/shock
Here are some notables, feel free to add yours. Perhaps Ang/Mex (2006) or even Ghana/USA (2006) or Sen/Uru (2002).

1. Cameroun/Argentina (1990)
No one gave Cam a chance against the defending champs

2. Senegal/France (2002)
Ditto as above

3. Algeria/Germany (1982)
A majority of people consider this the biggest shock as an African team had never beaten a Euro team at the WC. The Germans were defending Euro champs with the likes of (KH Rummenigge, Hrubesch, Littbarski, Magath....)

4. Nigeria/Spain (1994)

5. Ghana/C Rep (2006)

I go with 3-1-2-5-4
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Algeria is the biggest shock by far and even more shocking was the way they were robbed from qualifying to the next stage after the most shameful display of cheating that I ever remember seeing in a football game between the "ever so clean" teams of Germany and Austria.

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I think its either Cameroon-Argentina or Algeria-Germany. In both cases, the losing team (Argentina and Germany) both made it to the final and lost. Whats amazing is that Algeria hadnt really accomplished anything prior to that (except an African Cup Final in 1980). I heard that the Germans even predicted a 10-0 victory over us, but they were in for a nice surprise.
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Algeria - Germany was before my time, so I actually cannot comment on that one. Reading it though, tells me it must have been quite a shock.

Of the other definitely Cameroon - Argentina. Argentina was very good at that time and who gave Cameroon a chance? No-one! Also the fashion in which they did it, with the odd goal, taking 2 reds, fighting for it was marvellous.

Personally I feel that Nigeria - Spain was great too. Spain were, as usual, outsiders for the championship win, but they were beaten in a great game that had everything in it. It is just not that big of a shock, since Nigeria were among the outsiders for the title as well.

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those any body have video highlights or maybe a link of game number 3 ???
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