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KOREA/JAPAN 2002 THE MOST FIXED WORLD CUP IN HISTORY
Much of the following has been confirmed by the American investigation of 2015 against the FIFA.
Not everyone remembers it, but before 2002 there were 22 called up for the national teams (11 + 11). In 2002 they became 23 (and still are today) solely to allow the coaches of Italy and Brazil to call Baggio and Ronaldo, icons of world football but injured. This of course to increase the price of television rights and sponsors. It was decided that the final had to be Italy-Brazil. Brazil called Ronaldo and was clearly helped, even ridiculously, especially against Belgium and Turkey. But Trapattoni refused to summon Baggio, in order not to create conflicts with Totti and Del Piero, and for this Italy was punished. As many as 5 REGULAR GOALS IN 3 MATCHES were canceled for Italy (2 against Croatia, 2 against Mexico, 1 Golden Goal against Korea). At the same time, Korea was also helped by referees (against Portugal, Italy, Spain). Italy-Korea was therefore the most spectacularly rigged match.
Byron Moreno screwed a whole Nation there, such a shame