Iran’s World Cup in 1950 was one of the most memorable in the history of the sport, and it’s one of just a handful of World Cups to have featured a full-time player from each team.
But the final is often forgotten, and for good reason.
The 1950 World Cup, held in Tehran, featured a wide range of stars, from legendary footballers to lesser-known but equally legendary athletes.
It’s a classic example of the game’s history being used to make an argument for itself.
In the final, the two finalists were pitted against each other in a semi-final with two rounds of knockout play.
With the score at 3-3 in the first half, the hosts, the Iranian Football Association (IRFA), had already won the first two games of the series.
That meant Iran could not afford to lose in the third leg.
Iran had scored six goals to four from the previous three matches, but they were all conceded by their hosts.
That left Iran with a commanding lead and it would be no surprise if they were able to break it in the last minute.
But instead, the game went to penalties, which Iran lost 1-0.
And in the second half, after Iran scored again, a replay was called to determine who would win the match.
In fact, the replay was a double-header, with Iran losing the first leg 1-1 to the hosts.
But what happened next is perhaps the most extraordinary aspect of the story.
As the referee, Shafiq Kargol, was about to call the game, an injured player, who appeared to be playing the part of a striker, appeared and, in the midst of the penalty shootout, ripped the ball from his opponent’s hands.
This was not the first time a player had pulled the strings of a game, and the only other such incident that had ever occurred in Iran was the infamous 1972 FA Cup final between the champions of England and the FA Cup finalists.
This is a clip from the match between the FA and England in 1974.
It was a close call, but the referee had the referee’s decision overturned.
Iran’s winning goal was scored by a player who had played no part in the game.
But, as the match went on, this player was being shown on the TV replays the same player had been playing against, and as soon as he had seen that he began to cry.
When the match was finished, Kargul had his decision overturned and the game was replayed.
But after the game he said he had not been informed about any of the players involved in the match and, according to the official IRFA account, had never seen the player.
This incident was never properly investigated.
The story of this player is part of the Iran-Pakistan rivalry that was at its height in the late 1960s, and in recent years it has been a cause for some friction between the countries.
This year, when the Iranian FA released a video of its first ever game in Iran, it was heavily criticised for portraying a player as a striker and ignoring the fact that the player was a goalkeeper.
It also appeared that the referee did not notice that this was the player who pulled the string of the match, or that he had been shown on TV replicas of the same footage, which showed him playing the role of a goalkeeper, not the striker.
However, the player himself has said that he did not know the player had played a role in the referee making his decision.
“I did not see that video.
I was not told about the player’s involvement,” he told a local newspaper.
“It’s a shame because I did not even know who the referee was.”
And the Iranian player himself said he would never be a professional goalkeeper again.
“Football is not about money.
It is about love.
It takes a special type of player,” he said.
“If I could do it all over again, I would give up football.
It has changed my life, but I am a man who always looks for the future.”
This story has been edited to clarify some facts.