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10 World Cup scandals that shocked Planet Football

FourFourTwo Logo FourFourTwo | Slide 1 of 11: It hasn't always been plain sailing for international football's showpiece event. The alleged involvement of military juntas, fascist salutes, games that were more like MMA bouts than football matches, megastars caught doping and referees who were so pedantic that they measured time in tenths of seconds have all had an impact on the World Cup. In this slideshow, we pick out 10 of the tournament's biggest scandals.

The biggest World Cup scandals

It hasn't always been plain sailing for international football's showpiece event. The alleged involvement of military juntas, fascist salutes, games that were more like MMA bouts than football matches, megastars caught doping and referees who were so pedantic that they measured time in tenths of seconds have all had an impact on the World Cup. In this slideshow, we pick out 10 of the tournament's biggest scandals.

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