World Cup Countdown Day 10: Lazy Fan Sports look back at David Beckham’s infamous red card in the 1996 World Cup against Argentina and Athletico Madrid Manager Diego Simeone.
The game is also remembered for the confusion ensuing a disallowed headed goal from Sol Campbell in the dying minutes of the game. As the England players began to celebrate a winning goal the referee blew for a foul that Alan Shearer had committed on the Argentine goalkeeper prior to the goal and disallowed it. The consequent free-kick was taken very quickly, while the England players were still celebrating, Darren Anderton one of the few English players to realise the referee’s decision made a last-ditch tackle to prevent Argentina from scoring.
A seemingly tired English side then lost out on penalties after Paul Ince and David Batty failed to convert their spot-kicks. Argentina went on to win 4-3 on penalties.
10 days to go until the 2018 World Cup starts! Are you ready?