a big dis­grace?

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In fact a gen­tle brush across the chest was the ex­tent of the col­li­sion, prompt­ing Brazil man­ager Dunga to say: “It was a to­tally un­jus­ti­fied dis­missal of Kaka, he was fouled and yet he was pun­ished.

“The player who com­mits the foul es­capes the yel­low card, I have to con­grat­u­late him for that.”

Fifa later fined Ri­valdo, who re­mained un­apolo­getic. “I was both the vic­tim and the per­son who got fined. Ob­vi­ously the ball didn’t hit me in the face, but I was still the vic­tim,” he said. af­ter­wards.

“I did not hit any­one in the face! No­body re­mem­bers what that Turk did to me. I’m not a player who fakes fouls.” against Brazil at the Mara­cana.

It ap­peared that “El Con­dor” Ro­jas had been struck by a flare thrown from the stands. In fact, Ro­jas had in­ten­tion­ally cut him­self while the flare had only landed be­side him.

Chile were chucked out of two World Cups and Ro­jas banned for life (he was par­doned in 2001). be the vic­tim. TV re­plays showed Streit and Meier ar­gu­ing on the side­lines be­fore the Duis­burg coach sud­denly rammed his fore­head into Streit. Drama teach­ers the world over would have been im­pressed. Slaven Bilic, Croa­tia v France, 1998 Bilic is re­viled in France for an­tics which led Lau­rent Blanc to miss the 1998 World Cup fi­nal against Brazil.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred af­ter a corner when Blanc seemed to plant his hand around Bilic’s throat. The Croat went down cov­er­ing his face and stayed on the floor un­til the ref­eree bran­dished the red card. Gi­lardino, Celtic v AC Mi­lan, 2007 The AC Mi­lan striker raced into the area af­ter a dainty run. A chip over the keeper beck­oned but un­for­tu­nately for Gi­lardino, he touched the ball too far, the move seem­ingly over.

The striker had other ideas. Re­al­is­ing he wouldn’t reach the ball he opted for a dra­matic dive with no Celtic player within feet of him. A yel­low card en­sued.

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