Football team wins match by scoring against itself

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  1. BigBadDog's Avatar

    BigBadDog said:

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    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
     
  2. coin-op's Avatar

    coin-op said:

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    Christ! Is this story doing the rounds again?
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  3. BigBadDog's Avatar

    BigBadDog said:

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    dunno , i never seen it b4
     
  4. coin-op's Avatar

    coin-op said:

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    It was originally posted before the USA ? world cup finals - it may be a true story, but keeps getting trotted out year after year.
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  5. Tom aka God's Avatar

    Tom aka God said:

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    I never heard that story before - Quite funny
     
  6. webslinger2k's Avatar

    webslinger2k said:

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    lmao - if its true, then its classic
     
  7. Aido's Avatar

    Aido said:

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    eight years old - it's from 94.

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  8. coin-op's Avatar

    coin-op said:

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    So I was right then - there's a first!
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  9. Danger Mouse's Avatar

    Danger Mouse said:

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    mite seem a stupid question peeps but dya no if u can get a video or nething with the match on, id love 2 c it:signs:
     
  10. connor's Avatar

    connor said:

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    sounds good lmao
     
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    connor said:

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    jus read that article, very funny, lol
     
  12. redarmy's Avatar

    redarmy said:

    LOL..................

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  13. Ragnarok666's Avatar

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    Is it me or couldn't Grenada have scored at ether end can knocked em out while the game was at 2-2 , seeing as they were defending the wrong ends Grenada could of scored a ligit goal by that description!!

    sounded like fun at the time!!.
    Last edited by Ragnarok666; 19th September 2003 at 06:22 PM.