Top 10 World Cup controversies

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4. A Kuwaiti sheik gets a goal disallowed, 1982

In their only ever World Cup appearance, Kuwait were put into a group with Czechoslovakia, France and England and were not expected to do anything.

After managing a 1-1 draw in their match against Czechoslovakia, Kuwait faced France and found themselves down 4-1 after hearing a whistle from the stands, which caused the players to stop as they thought that was the official.

The incident saw Sheikh Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, the head of the Kuwaiti FA, lead a protest from the stands against the goal, with the Kuwaiti players refusing to play on.

The match official, Ukrainian Miroslav Stupar, wilted in the spotlight and reversed his original decision, disallowing the goal, the only time a World Cup decision was vetoed by a member of the crowd.

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