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    Taking advantage of the rules!

    Forget England-Argentina/Germany/Portugal and all the rest and 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 defence, they turned round, and deliberately scored on their 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.

    I'd love to watch that game !!! Imagine that!!
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    looooooooooooooooool......

    i have no idea why a national team willing to drag their nation pride down
    to win a cup competition

    my country NT once did the same thing, and they got punished by AFC

    this attitude shows us that football nowadays is not about sport anymore,
    but more business and winning.

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    What a stupid rule! What's that concacaf rules?
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    itz incredible. anyone got a video ?

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    LOOOL, that was "mind over matter" all the way

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    Heh, a game played between Indonesia and Thailand in the 1998 South East Asian Tiger Cup competition ended in equally farcical circumstances. Both teams were keen to avoid playing Vietnam, so the final stages saw both teams trying desperately to lose!

    Some links to read: 1 | 2 | 3

    Ridiculous?

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    lol jeez, that is freakin weird.

    I would of loved to see it


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    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.


    this is hilarious
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inter101
    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 defence, they turned round, and deliberately scored on their 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.

    I'd love to watch that game !!! Imagine that!!
    From what I understood in the last 5 minutes the game was tied 2-2, so instead of trying to score an own goal themselves why didn't Grenada tried to score on the opponents goal and win the game??
    I guess even the players didn't know how to react and chose the worst way to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pi
    From what I understood in the last 5 minutes the game was tied 2-2, so instead of trying to score an own goal themselves why didn't Grenada tried to score on the opponents goal and win the game??
    I guess even the players didn't know how to react and chose the worst way to do it.
    Coz then barbados'll go thru I guess. The rules are f***ed up anyway.
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    So, why did Barbados had to win with 2 goals difference?

    How did the first leg end?2-0 to Granada?
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    HAHA great stuff. Tim, why was that thailand player banned for life?? I know its unsportsman like, to put a ball deliberately in your own net, but a life time ban. !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shahz_nerazzurri
    HAHA great stuff. Tim, why was that thailand player banned for life?? I know its unsportsman like, to put a ball deliberately in your own net, but a life time ban. !!!
    Exactly.
    Last edited by Inter101; 09 Mar 06 at 23:40.
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    Same thing happened back here in the Philippines - but it's basketball. I'm not sure if you guys know about the qoutient system. It was in effect our professional baskeyball league. To cut the long story short, one team were disgracefully trying to shoot in their own hoop just so they'll lose by a wide margin.

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