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Weird Soccor Story

It concerns a match played around Dec '93-Feb '94 between Barbados and
Grenada in some cup competition. Barbados needed to win the game by two clear
goals in order to progress to the next round. Now the trouble was caused by a
daft rule in the competition which stated that in the event of a game going
to penalty kicks, the winner would be awarded a 2-0 victory.

With 5 minutes to go, Barbados were leading 2-1, and going out of the
tournament. Then, when they realised they were probably not going to score
against Grenada's massed defence, they turned round, and deliberately scored
an own goal, to level the scores. Grenada, themselves not being stupid,
realised what was going on, and then attempted to score an own goal
themselves.  However, the Barbados players started defending their opponents
goal to prevent this. In the last five minutes, therefore, spectators were
treated to the incredible sight of a team defending their opponents goal
against attackers desperately trying to score an own goal!

Eventually, the game did go to penalties, which Barbados won... Apparently it
was televised live.

-- posted by Jeff Pattee (Tarkio(at)AOL.COM), 5/23/95
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