Shame of Gijon was the fixing of the century
Amaños that nobody doubts exist in the world of football. When two teams are interested in the same result it often happens that the match ends meet both sides in what is known as “cookie”. But nevertheless, there are shapes and forms, and moments and moments. And maybe, the Federal Republic of Germany and Austria were unable to choose well how the issue.
There was a 25 June 1982 Gijon, during the World Cup in Spain. Both teams were framed in the same group, who also shared Algeria and Chile. In the absence of a workshop par the end of the first phase, Germany and Austria fought a match in which the German victory somewhat by Germans and Austrians to classified and Algerians left out, which they were the sensation of the moment having won two games, one to Germany.
How could it be otherwise, He expected happened. After a hectic start to find something, Germany marked the minute 10 party by means of Horst Hrubesch and from there the meeting fell asleep. Aware that they had better result both teams the rest of the 90 minutes was a continuous pantomime where players from both teams played and played the ball but without the slightest interest in creating danger. In fact, there were many minutes where even pierced the halfway line.
It was so blatant that soon the public became impatient and scream “out out” and classical “them kiss”. Whistling and shouting that also came from Algerian fans, waving banknotes and coins launched Tongo signal to the despair of seeing off Championship Algeria.
It got so far, even the Austrian and German commentators criticized what happened. Especially, the German ARD, Eberhard Stanjek, who decided not to continue narrating the party in protest at what happened.
After finishing the game, Police had to escort both teams to the locker room before the fear of aggression had fans at the field.
Although Algeria requested the removal of both teams, FIFA decided not to sanction any of the two teams in the absence of evidence. that if, from that moment, decreed that matches the final day of the group stages are always disputing the same day and same time to avoid similar situations.
25 years later, former Kaiserlautern defender, Hans-Peter Briegel recognized that both teams made a pact not to hurt after scoring Germany 1-0