* In 2002, Roy Keane then Captain of Manchester United, left Republic of Ireland camp and returned home few days to competition after bust up with the coach of the national team.

* In 2010 French team, Les Blues suspends training to show dissatisfactions to coach Raymond Domenech decision on Anelka.

* In 1994 Diego Maradona drug scandal. His last World Cup match was the 2-1 win against debutants, Super Eagles of Nigeria.

*In 1982 German goalkeeper, Schumacher collides with French, Patrick Battiston and claimed the latter’s two teeth, broken ribs, several damages and stretched out on oxygen.

* In 2014, Germany crushed iconic Maracana stadium into ashes, when they beat host, Brazil 7-1 in the second semi final match of the tournament.

*In 2010, Luis Suarez turned to goalkeeper to stop Ghana from reaching the semi-final of the competition (it would have been an African record). The resultant penalty kick miss was the kick of the match and Ghana lost in the shoot out session.

*In 2006, Zidane ended his glorious football career on a low note. The resultant head butt and subsequent sent off was his last football action as a professional player