10 Biggest FIFA World Cup Controversies

Safe to say England don't get much of the luck at World Cups.


With total attendance figures stretching past the forty million mark and a record audience of 3.5 billion at the last edition in Russia, the Fifa World Cup is the biggest and most prestigious sporting event in the world. Every four years, 32 of the world's best international sides converge in a country to compete in a group-to-knockout tournament with the potential of earning themselves a place in the history books.

With everything from securing number one hits on music charts, to fluctuating the rate of heart attacks in the countries that are competing, the World Cup has an influence that no other event can compete with, and so many legends of the game have earned their legendary status' through their feats at one of Fifa's most important competitions over the years.

However, with such a big stage set, there are plenty of opportunities for controversial moments to take centre stage. And, with 60 years of history and 21 tournaments behind it, the World Cup has truly shown that it is the master of producing said controversy. From scandals of bribery and corruption, to huge bust ups between stars on the pitch, here's our take on the top 10 biggest Fifa World Cup controversies.

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