No19 – Kuwait walk off (1982)

In one of the most bizarre incidents in World cup history, France were leading 3-1 against Kuwait when they scored another as Kuwaiti defenders – thinking they had heard a whistle – remained rooted to the spot.

The Kuwaiti FA president, Prince Fahid, told his players to walk off in protest, and the referee foolishly disallowed the goal – thus allowing the game to continue.

France eventually won 4-1, but Prince’s Fahid’s interference still comes across as jaw-droppingly obnoxious.



Tags: World Cup 2010, World Cup 1982, Kuwait, France