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  •  Nichtangriffspakt von Gijon (6+ / 0-)
    In the 1982 World Cup, Germany and Austria met in Gijon, Spain, for their final group game with an interesting situation. If Germany won by one or two goals, both teams would advance to the second round. A tie or Austria victory, and the Germans were out.

    So they brokered what became known as Nichtangriffspakt von Gijon. The non-aggression pact of Gijon.

    Horst Hrubesch scored in the 10th minute for a 1-0 German lead, and that’s the way it stayed, the two teams lazily kicking the ball across the field for the remaining 80 minutes while Chile and Algeria – the other members of Group 2 – watched helplessly as they were eliminated.

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