The Worst World Cup Match: A game so bad, FIFA had to investigate

The Disgrace of Gijón gave us rule changes, cries of collusion, and something that barely resembled the sport.

There have been World Cup matches with greater corruption, fewer goals, more reckless play — but none of them saw two teams care less about the contest than West Germany and Austria in 1982. When these teams met in Gijón, Spain, they already knew what result would allow both of them to advance, so when West Germany scored a goal in the 11th minute everyone involved (ok, maybe...

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