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5 Heroes Who Turned into Common Enemies

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5 Heroes Who Turned into Common Enemies in the World Cup, What a Sad!

5 Heroes Who Turned into Common Enemies, Appearing in the World Cup and winning the title is the dream of almost all professional football players. However, not all players can enjoy these privileges.

Not every player can walk easily to the national team. After being able to perform well and win many titles at the club, they could be called up to the national team.

Pride will increase if the player excels to win the title with the national team. They will be considered as heroes for their country.

However, if they make a mistake while strengthening the national team in a prestigious international championship, he will become the number one enemy of his country. This is felt by a number of players in the World Cup .

Check out the five players who were previously considered heroes have finally become the world’s number one enemy because of their actions at the World Cup . They can be likened to a drop of indigo, a broken pot of milk.

5. Luis Suarez at the 2010 World Cup (Uruguay vs Ghana)

The action of Uruguay striker, Luis Suarez, in the 2010 World Cup quarter-final match against Ghana is certainly highly appreciated by his country.

He acts like a goalkeeper by holding the ball so as not to break the goal. Despite receiving a penalty, Ghana failed to score the winning goal and eventually lost on penalties against Uruguay. On the other hand, the whole world condemned his actions and made Ghana fail to become the first African team to reach the semifinals of the World Cup.

Four years later or at the 2014 World Cup, Suarez is back in action. He bit the shoulder of Italy defender, Giorgio Chiellini and made his opponent run aground in the preliminary round.

4. Wayne Rooney at the 2006 World Cup (England vs Portugal)

Wayne Rooney’s young players look so stunning with Everton in the Premier League. He finally got a contract with Manchester United and was called up to strengthen the England national team.

Even though he was injured, Rooney still had a place in the 2006 World Cup squad. This magical boy contributed to bringing England to the quarter-finals and of course supporters considered him a national hero.

However, the British public’s view changed in the quarter-final match between England and Portugal. He got a red card for stepping on Ricardo Carvalho’s groin until the Three Lions were eliminated.

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3. Jonas Thern at the 1994 World Cup (Sweden vs Brazil)

Sweden performed exceptionally at the 1994 World Cup by reaching the semifinals. Henrik Larsson et al then faced Brazil in the semifinals, which were their opponents in the group stage.

The captain Jonas Thern gets tremendous credit for being able to become Sweden’s midfield general. Unfortunately in the match against Brazil in the semifinals he became enemy number one because he got a red card.

He got a straight red card after stepping on Carlos Dunga’s foot. Sweden, who managed to hold Brazil to a draw in the group stage, finally lost 0-1 to their opponent in the semifinals.

2. David Beckham at the 1998 World Cup (England vs Argentina)

David Beckham made his England debut in September 1996 after performing brilliantly at Manchester United. He also performed stunningly in the England national team to qualify for the World Cup Qualifiers.

Beckham’s brilliant game also received praise from the British public when he brought his country to the last 16 of the 1998 World Cup. However, his emotional action when he kicked Argentina’s Diego Simeone in the last 16 was disastrous.

Beckham got a red card until England finally lost in the penalty shootout. Beckham, who was previously an English football star, turned into the country’s number one enemy after the match.

1. Zinedine Zidane at the 2006 World Cup (France vs Italy)

Zinedine Zidane was a great football player in the world of his time. He won the World Cup, the European Cup, the Champions League and the Ballon d’or.

Unfortunately, his minor actions at the end of his career changed the way the world saw him. Zidane headbutted Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup Final.

The French captain finally got a red card to make his country failed to win a second World Cup title at that time. After the match Materazzi admitted that he had provoked Zidane by insulting his sister.

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