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Here are 4 of the most politically charged World Cup games ever played

Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” goal is one of the most famous, and controversial, moments in World Cup history. Image: REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Rob Smith

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The East and West German teams combined in 1990. Image: REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
A mural depicting the Image: REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
Maradona’s efforts ousted England from the 1986 World Cup. Image: REUTERS/Action Images/Juha Tamminen
The Iranian and US teams combined for a photo before their 1998 game. Image: REUTERS/Action Images/Darren Walsh

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