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Football's Strangest Matches 
"More strange matches from the vaults of the beautiful game. Enjoy and good luck."
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October 2002, Madagascar (Malagsay): The champions Adama beat Stade Olympique De L`Emyrne by 149-0. What was the story behind this amazing scoreline?
Stade scored 149 own goals in protest
Stade played without a goalkeeper in protest
Stade fielded their youth team in protest
Stade never turned up for the game in protest
April 1986, London: West Ham United went on the rampage and walloped Newcastle United 8-1. Centre-half Alvin Martin scored a hat-trick which isn't unusual in itself, but what did stand out about his triple?
They all came in the last three minutes
They were all headers
They were all scored against different goalkeepers
They were all penalties
February 2003, Sunderland: This was one of the seasons when Sunderland could do little right and were relegated without trace. This was never more evident when they hosted Charlton Athletic and were three goals down inside 32 minutes. What made the scoreline all the more comical?
All three goals were penalties
All three goals were own goals by Sunderland players
The third goal was scored by the Charlton goalkeeper
The second goal went in off the referee
March 1995, Manchester: Manchester United were always playing catch up to Blackburn Rovers in the title race. However, their cause was helped when they demolished Ipswich Town 9-0 at Old Trafford. The scoreline was outstanding enough, but what else happened to hit the headlines?
Ipswich had four players sent off
United became the first team to score seven first half goals in a Premiership match
Andy Cole became the first player to score five goals in a Premiership match
United also missed a last minute penalty which would have given them ten
October 1996, Estonia: Why was a World Cup qualifier between Estonia and Scotland was stopped after just three seconds?
Fans invaded the pitch as soon as the game started
The referee slipped and injured his leg as he blew his whistle to start the game
Torrential rain meant the players couldn't kick the ball without it stopping in puddles
Only one of the two nations turned up
April 2005, Newcastle: Amazing scenes late on at St. James Park as Aston Villa won 3-0 at Newcastle, but what incident hit the front pages that evening?
A Newcastle player punched the referee
Both managers had a punch up on the touchline
Two Newcastle players were sent off for fighting with each other
Newcastle were awarded three late penalties and missed them all
August 1993, Ipswich: In the early days of the Premiership, Tottenham Hotspur drew away at Ipswich Town 1-1. However, what first half incident highlighted the game to the headline writers?
Spurs scored from the half way line
Several players threatened to walk off after a decision went against their team
Both goalkeepers were sent off after fighting each other
Both managers were sent from the dugout after hurling abuse at each other
November 1993, Bologna, Italy: England's final qualifying game for the 1994 World Cup was away at minnows San Marino where they were expected, and needed to win big to stand any hope of reaching the finals. Ultimately they won 7-1, but the game began in extraordinary fashion. What happened?
San Marino scored inside 9 seconds
San Marino's goalkeeper was sent off after 20 seconds
England scored straight from the kick off
England were awarded a penalty within 36 seconds
July 1999, Paraguay: Colombia faced Argentina in a Copa America match that went down in the records book for all the wrong reasons as regards to one player. Why?
One Columbian player scored three own goals
One Argentine player scored three own goals
One Argentine player missed three penalties
One Columbian player missed three penalties
January 1961, Luton: Denis Law netted six goals for his Manchester City side as they ripped home side Luton Town apart in the FA Cup 4th round. However, despite scoring six times in the game, Law and City failed to reach the next round. Why not?
City fielded an ineligable player and were banned from the competition
The game was abandoned and City lost the replay
Luton actually won the game 7-6
The match ended 6-6 and City lost on penalties
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