The Disgrace of Gijon: German and Austrian Anschluss Annexes Algeria

In order for both teams to progress to the knockout stages, one of the most blatant examples of match fixing went unpunished at the 1982 World Cup when Germany met Austria in their final group game.

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The Four Times Italy Sent Germany Home From Major Tournaments


The meeting between Die Mannschaft and Azzurri at Euro 2016 in Bordeaux on July 2 will be the 34th meeting between the two-footballing heavyweights.

Interestingly, Germany have never beaten Italy at a major tournament where Italy’s record reads: P8 W4 D4 L0. Those four draws occurred at World Cup 62 and 78 and Euro 88 and 96.

The Panenka takes a closer look at those four Italian victories, three at World Cups and one at a European Championship.
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