The Most Controversial Calls in the 2014 World Cup

By Vincent Paul Hidalgo
July 2, 2014 8:42 PM EST

The Most Controversial Calls in the 2014 World Cup

Before the tournament even began , the 2014 World Cup has been embellished with controversy ranging from transport workers going on strike to cripple the mobility of players and fans alike who are eager to view the event to protest rallies questioning the extravagant spending of the Brazilian government amidst poverty and needs for basic services.

All of these slowly disintegrated in obscurity as the first game kicked off and the worldwide attention shifted from the political protests to the actual games.

However, as we near the final leg of the tournament what is telling is the number of countries protesting officiating which has marred the beauty of the game. In this slideshow, we highlight the different questionable calls and controversies which have shaped the 2014 World Cup:

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