General World Cup Discussion Thread in Football/Soccer Forum Posted June 25, 2010 Italy lost 2 : 3 against newcomer Slovakia. What a shame! Shame? Why's that? Cheated their way to the World Cup last time. Ask an Australian if you have forgotten. Good to see some new blood in the competition too. Well, the Italians are not the only winners to cheat in the football WC history... 1966 - England, the "ghost goal" 1974 - Germany, Based on Joao Havelange ( former FIFA President from 1974 to 1998 ), the World Cup was fixed so that Germany would win. 1978 - Argentina - They were the host country and the military dictatorship aided the team's triumph. 1986 - Argentina - Maradona and the hand of god 1990 - Germany - Klinsmann's dive against Argentina in the WC final. LOL Better get your facts straight. The penalty German scored in 1990 was for a foul on Voeller, not Klinsmann.