'Hand of God' and more: Top five most controversial goals in FIFA World Cup history.

November 15, 2022

Sports Tak Staff

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will start on November 20 in Qatar. 

The competition will be played between November 20 to December 18. 

Let's take a look at the list of the five most controversial goals in FIFA World Cup history. 

Diego Maradona’s 'Hand of God' in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final match between Argentina and England is arguably the most controversial goal ever in football. 

In 1966 WC final between England and West Germany, Geoff Hurst’s extra-time strike was awarded as a goal by the linesman but to this day it remains unclear whether the ball crossed the line or not. 

During a qualifying game between France and Ireland in 2009, Thierry Henry handled the ball twice in one possession before sending it into the six-yard box. The referee failed to spot the error.

In the 2010 FIFA World Cup tie between England and Germany, Frank Lampard's strike crossed the goal line but the referee disallowed the goal. 

In the 1990 FIFA World Cup final between West Germany and Argentina, Jurgen Klinsmann’s 'dive' resulted in a penalty for the former which ultimately became the match-deciding decision.

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