Top 10 huge controversies in the history of the World Cup

#8 Riot at The Eden Gardens

Riot at The Eden Gardens in 1996 World Cup - Sports Info Now

In the 1996 world cup, Semi-final will be played between India and Sri Lanka this controversy happened. In that match, India chase target of 252 and at that point India in deep trouble in the chase with 8/128 and defeat will be inevitable. Here is the one of the Top 10 huge controversies in the history of the World Cup.

What happens in the 1996 World Cup?

After fan sees this inevitable defeat of India, they went furious. They have thrown the bottles on the ground and set fire on one of the stands in the ground. After this incident, match referee Clive Lloyd stop the match for around 15 minutes. Security tries to crowd calm down but no avail.

1996 World cup Semifinal riot

Because of this terrible incident and match situation where look India deep trouble with the score, Sri Lanka was declared the winner of that match and they go into the finals and also win the World Cup trophy.

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