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Forget England-Argentina/germany/Portugal, listen to this one.

It concerns a match played between Barbados and Grenada in cup
competition. Barbados needed to win the game by two clear goals
in order to progress to the next round. Now the trouble was caused by a
daft rule in the competition which stated that in the event of a game going
to
penalty kicks, the winner of the penalty kicks would be awarded a
2-0 victory.
With 5 minutes to go,Barbados were leading 2-1, and going out of the
tournament (because they needed to win by 2 clear goals).

Then, when they realized they were probably not going to score against
Grenada's massed defense, they turned round, and deliberately scored
an own goal to level the scores and take the game into penalties.

Grenada, themselves not being stupid, realized what was going on, and then
attempted to score an own goal themselves.

However, the Barbados players started defending their opponents goal to
prevent this.
In the last five minutes, spectators were treated to the incredible sight of
both team's defending their opponents goal against attackers desperately
trying to score an own goal and
goalkeepers trying to throw the ball into their own net.

The game went to penalties, which Barbados won and so were awarded a 2-0
victory and progressed to the next round.
 

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IS THAT TRUE?!
 

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Bwahahahaha!

I'd give an arm to see the tape of that game.

Please tells us you're not pulling our beard on this one.
 

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Honest to god, I got that message off of a Liverpool Mailing list I am on, from an American. I'll see if I can find the records to that game!:)
 

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Now that is truely a competition...they not only fight for the win, but then they fight for the loss....

Too funny....I would love to see it. :)
 

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I've contacted the carribean FA, and when they confirm or deny it I will let you all know! :)
 

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HAHAHAHA!!!!!! :D

Needless to say I would LLLOOOOVEEE to see that on tape!

What a joke!! I had only seen it in my pc games when I practised against my own goal! This isn't reall... HEHE
 

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Didn't something like that happen in Asia between Vietnam and someone and they were 2 or 3 own goals in the last minute because nobody wanted to win their Group so they could avoid 2nd placed Indonesia in the other group.

Both teams were thrown out of the competition and FIFA fined them.
 
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I can confirm this story is true - the Barbados captain Greg Goodridge plays for the local team I watch in England and the story is well known here.

Regards

Rob Fernandes
 
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