Football is a global sport. Unlike cricket, where you can get to see runs through out the over, in football unlimited wait for an awe-inspiring goal is what the viewers wait for. That’s the most important element of football game. Even during online fantasy football league, the only thing that the players are concerned is about the number of goals that their selected team members have scored.
However, there are some instances, when a match changing goal has been hit and the same has become quite controversial. Looking back at some of those memorable days, you’ll be amazed at the way these goals turned out to be. The “Hand of God” goal is undoubtedly one the most talked about goal among fantasy football gamers and also among the normal ones.
Let’s have a look at the some of the iconic moments in the history of football.
Diego Maradona’s Hand of God goal
Unfortunate for all football lovers, the most controversial goal of Maradona in 1986 world cup against England can now been seen in hazy recorded videos only. For the lucky ones, who had witnessed the same in reality, within that Maradona had brilliantly knocked off the ball with his raised fist and with that one single goal snatched the cup away from England. Later Maradona had termed this action as a revenge against England. Point to be noted in this respect: At that time Anglo-Argentine relations were at stake due to the Falklands War that was ongoing at that time!
Senegal’s M’Baye Niang’s unnoticeable goal
Although not a controversial one, but certainly a bizarre incident. During the 2018 world cup, in a match against Senegal vs Poland, Niang was injured and was out of the pitch, being treated for the injury. However, as soon as he reentered into the field, he got a back-pass and scored the goals without the Polish players even noticing or intercepting the goal! Such bizarre incidents are definitely the ones to look out for while playing fantasy primer leagues.
Argentina’s Carlos scores controversial offside goal
Many years after Diego’s controversial goal for Argentina, during 2010 world cup, again came the moment for Argentina. Carlos Tevez score the opening goal against Mexico. The inexplicable thing about the goal was that, Carlos was on the offside and the linesman completely missed the call and the referee had to call for innumerable replays in order to understand the technique that has been used for scoring the goal. The more replays occurred; the more controversies were generated. This also led to the introduction of the concept of goal-line technology.
Darren Bent’s harmless goal
In October 2009, Bent’s harmless shot on behalf of Sunderland against Liverpool was about to land straight into the arms of the Liverpool goal keeper. But somehow the ball took an unfortunate deflection and landed in a goal by touching the net. Try watching the video and you’ll get tired trying to find the flaw in the process.