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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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Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Northern Ireland vs Germany - Windsor Park, Belfast, Britain - October 5, 2017   Germany’s Joshua Kimmich celebrates with team mates after scoring their third goal    REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
The East and West German teams combined in 1990. Image: REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
A resident stands near a mural depicting the famous
A mural depicting the Image: REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
Football - 1986 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final - England v  Argentina - Azteca Stadium, Mexico City - 22/6/86 Diego Maradona scores for Argentina Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Juha Tamminen
Maradona’s efforts ousted England from the 1986 World Cup. Image: REUTERS/Action Images/Juha Tamminen
Football - 1998 FIFA World Cup - Group F - Iran v United States of America - Stade Gerland, Lyon - 21/6/98 Pic : Darren Walsh / Action Images  The USA & Iran teams have a combined team photo before the game
The Iranian and US teams combined for a photo before their 1998 game. Image: REUTERS/Action Images/Darren Walsh
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