The "Disgrace of Gijón" is the name given to a 1982 FIFA World Cup football match played between West Germany and Austria at the El Molinón stadium in Gijón, Spain, on 25 June 1982. The match was the last game of the first-round Group 2, with Algeria and Chile having played the day before. With the outcome of that match decided, a win by one or two goals for West Germany would result in both them and Austria qualifying at the expense of Algeria, who had defeated West Germany in the first game. West Germany took the lead after 10 minutes, after which the remaining 80 minutes were characterized by few serious scoring attempts on either side. Both teams were accused of match-fixing; as a result of this, similar events at the previous World Cup in Argentina, FIFA revised the group system for future tournaments, so that the final two games in each group would be played simultaneously. In German, the match is known as Nichtangriffspakt von Gijón or Schande von Gijón, while in Algeria it is called فضيحة خيخون.
Note: 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw, first tie-breaker is goal difference. Algeria began their campaign by recording a shock 2–1 win over West Germany on the opening day, described as the "greatest World Cup upset since North Korea beat Italy in 1966", as "one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history". Algeria became the first African or Arab team to defeat a European team at the FIFA World Cup, they went on to lose 0–2 to Austria before beating Chile 3–2 in their final match. Algeria's victory over Chile made them the first African or Arab team to win twice at a World Cup; as Algeria played that final match the day before West Germany met Austria, the two European teams knew what result they needed in order to qualify for the next round. A West German win by one or two goals would see both West Austria qualify. A larger West German victory, by three goals or more, would see West Germany and Algeria qualify, while a draw or an Austrian win would eliminate the West Germans. After ten minutes of furious attack, West Germany succeeded in scoring through a goal by Horst Hrubesch after a cross from the left.
After the goal was scored, the team in possession of the ball passed between themselves in their own half until an opposition player came into the vicinity of the ball the ball was passed back to the goalkeeper. Isolated long balls were played with little consequence. There were few tackles, both sets of players flamboyantly missed with no attempt at accuracy whenever they shot on goal; the only Austrian player who seemed to make any effort at livening the game up was Walter Schachner, though he had little success, while one of the few serious attempts on net was made by Wolfgang Dremmler of West Germany. This performance was deplored by all observers. West German ARD commentator Eberhard Stanjek at one point refused to comment on the game any longer. Austrian commentator Robert Seeger bemoaned the spectacle, asked viewers to turn off their television sets. George Vecsey, a New York Times journalist, stated that the teams "seemed to work in concert", though added that proving such would be impossible.
El Comercio, the local newspaper, printed the match report in its crime section, under the headline "Forty thousand people scammed by twenty six Austrians and Germans". Many spectators were not impressed and voiced their disgust with the players. Chants of "Fuera, fuera", "Argelia, Argelia", "Que se besen, que se besen" were shouted by the Spanish crowd, while angry Algerian supporters waved banknotes at the players; the match was criticized by the West German and Austrian fans who had hoped for a hot rematch of the 1978 World Cup match, the so-called "Miracle of Córdoba", in which Austria had beaten West Germany. With West Germany's 1 -- 0 victory, they joined Algeria with four points in three matches; the teams were separated by goal difference, with West Germany and Austria progressing to the next round of the tournament at the expense of Algeria. The match-fixing saw Austria give up their opportunity to be first in the group in exchange for a sure opportunity to advance; the bargaining positions of the two teams were affected by West Germany being in danger of elimination if they failed to win, but being the better team.
By coming second in the group, Austria's second-stage group was Northern Ireland. West Germany's opponents were hosts Spain and England who had beaten France. For three of the starting players, an additional incentive to avoid aggressive play was that they had been booked in their respective teams' first two games. Under the rules in force, an additional yellow card for any of them in the final group match would have resulted in them serving an automatic one-match ban to start the second round. After the match, the West German team went back to their hotel where they were met by furious spectators who threw eggs and other projectiles at them. German and Austrian television commentators were so appalled at the match that they urged viewers on live television to stop watching the match and watch something else; the Algerian football off
Subhash Piraji Sabne is Shiv Sena politician from Nanded district, Marathwada. He is member of the 13th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, he represents the Deglur Assembly Constituency as member of Shiv Sena. He had represented the Mukhed constituency as a Shiv Sena member during the period 1999-2009. In July, 2015, he was a member of the Maharashtra State Legislature Scheduled Caste Welfare Committee. Sabne was reported to have been involved in holding up a train at Nanded railway station because his reservation wasn't confirmed. 1999: Elected to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly 2004: Re-elected to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly 2014: Re-elected to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Shivsena Home Page