Since this is an article, I believe this thread should be in this section, but if I'm wrong, move it to where it belongs.
Yesterday, South-American newspapers reported that FIFA is probably going to start a new investigation about the World Cup final in 1978. Remember? The one with Netherlands against Argentina. Argentina who very suddenly defeated Peru with 6-0 to get to the final instead of Brazil, and won that final, which had more refereeing errors than Rocchi will ever make in his entire carreer.
I am wondering if there is anyone on this board who still very well remembers this game, anyone who can tell us what they thought of that match, if they think Argentina cheated or not.
http://www.powned.tv/nieuws/sport/20...dkampioen.html34 years after the final whistle, the Netherlands might still be crowned world champions of 1978. The orange lost the final from host Argentina, but FIFA is considering to grab away Argentina's title as more and more insiders now say that there was bribery.
Sixteen teams took part in this world cup. At the time the World Cup still consisted of two group phases and a final. Netherlands was the group winner in the second round and sailed directly to the finals. Argentina got into the final after a miraculous 6-0 victory over Peru, that also made them first in their group, above Brazil. Both countries had equal points, only Argentina had a better goal difference. They needed to score at least 4 more goals than Peru to get that. Peru was a team that was considered at least as good as Argentina themselves. In the finals, the Argentines defeated the Dutch team, after extra time, as the score after regular time was 1-1.
More and more Peruvian officials, however, open their books about the infamous duel with Argentina and the rumors of bribery are getting more and more persistent. For example: after the game there apparently was a huge load of grain shipped from Argentina to Peru. Also, goalkeeper Ramon Quiroga of Peru admits that he and his defense "purposely played worse than on the rest of the tournament".
Argentine media report today that FIFA wants to start an investigation with the new evidence. Therefore there is a good chance that Argentina's victory over Peru will be deleted. The Netherlands would then regulatory become world champions. Will they finally get their first star after all?
What do you think? Should Argentina be banned? Should the match be replayed? Or should it stay the way it is right now?