The countdown to the World Cup is on, with it 8 days away now. Time to reflect on some quotes that have made the World Cup what it is..... via goal.com.
Gaucci Sacks Ahn Jung-Hwan
In the aftermath of South Korea’s infamous second round win over Italy at the 2002 World Cup, Perugia’s loopy president Luciano Gaucci sacked Ahn Jung-Hwan, who had scored the Golden Goal to knock the Azzurri out. Gaucci would later reverse his decision.
"That gentleman will never set foot in Perugia again,” boomed Gaucci.
"He was a phenomenon only when he played against Italy.
"I am a nationalist and I regard such behaviour not only as an affront to Italian pride but also an offence to a country which two years ago opened its doors to him.
"I have no intention of paying a salary to someone who has ruined Italian soccer.”
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