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

A resident stands near a mural depicting the famous "Hand of God" goal by former Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona, in light of the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup at the Agua Santa neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro May 21, 2010.  REUTERS/Sergio Moraes  (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY) - GM1E65M05VS01

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

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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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