Biggest scandals and controversies of the World Cup

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The 2014 World Cup is less than two weeks old, and already many of the talking points have been about bad refereeing decisions, protests, and other controversies. But controversy and the World Cup have always gone hand in hand. Let's take a look at some of the biggest scandals and controversies from World Cups past.

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Portugal vs. Netherlands 2006 World Cup
Portugal vs. Netherlands
Portugal vs. Netherlands 2006 World Cup
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Battle of Santiago
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South Korea beats Italy at 2002 World Cup
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Germany in 1982 World Cup
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1938 World Cup final between Italy and Hungary. (Keystone/Getty Images)
1938 World Cup Final
1938 World Cup final between Italy and Hungary. (Keystone/Getty Images)
Diego Maradona uses his hand to score in a quarter final against England, at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. (Getty Images Sport Classic)
Maradona's 'hand of God' against England
Diego Maradona uses his hand to score in a quarter final against England, at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. (Getty Images Sport Classic)
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez's "goal line safe" against Ghana in the 2010 World Cup. (Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Luis Suarez
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez's "goal line safe" against Ghana in the 2010 World Cup. (Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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World Cup Final - 1978
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Geoff Hurst scores in World Cup final
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