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5 Most Controversial Moments Of World Cup 2022

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We have reached the business end of what has been a thrilling and also the most contentious World Cup of our times. Here are the five most controversial moments from the World Cup. 

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Granit Xhaka Gesture vs SerbiaThe clash between Serbia and Switzerland was a tense affair. Granit Xhaka let the emotions get the better of him, and was seen provoking the Serbian bench by holding his crotch towards them. The Serbian didn't hold back, and barged into him.

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German Players Covering Their MouthGermany players decided to not wear the rainbow OneLove band that they earlier promised. But, they did manage to show their solidarity towards the LGBTQ people by covering their mouths at kick-off in their first game.

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Irani Players Refusing To Sing The National AnthemThe Iranian players didn't sing the national anthem, while the fans present inside the stadium booed it, as a mark of protest against the theocratic regime. 

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Emiliano Martinez Telling Van Gaal To Shut UpMinutes after Emiliano Martinez  saved two decisive penalty, he asked the Dutch manager Louis van Gaal to shut his mouth, as the latter had remarked that his team knows how to deal with Martinez in penalty.

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Bad Day For Referee Mateu LahozIn the game between Argentina vs  Netherlands, Mateu Lahoz brandished 16 yellow cards, and was highly inconsistent with his decisions. He is sent back from the event.

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