|What Roberto “Condor” Rojas did to try to get his country into the World Cup. Fake like he’d been hit in the face and cut himself with a razor blade. Chile has come a long way when you consider what took place 21 years ago. They looked good early on against Brazil in the 2010 World Cup, and if they would have stolen a goal the game might have been much more interesting. But considering what took place in a Brazil versus Chile qualifying match those many years ago, they’ve made good strides.
In a World Cup qualifying match with Brazil in 1989, Chilean goalkeeper Roberto Rojas faked like he’d be hit by a firecracker or flare when he’d actually cut himself with a razor blade that he’d hidden inside his glove. Who knows where exactly in his glove, since he had to play with those same gloves the previous 70 minutes of the match. Take a look at the video below, just amazing. Chile will end up getting punished for leaving the field and Rojas would be banned from the sport. There’s so much pressure on the players to win, it’s in many ways that something like this would happen in South America.
Here’s the story from Wikipedia:
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