Joe Jordan – The Original ‘Hand Of God’

The Wales public football crew don't have the best history as a far football is concerned, they have just equipped for one World Cup Finals in 1958, where they were beaten 1-0 in the quarter finals, by the possible victors Brazil.

In 1977 Wales played Scotland in a World Cup qualifying match, which, had they won, would have seen Wales arrive at the World Cup Finals in Argentina in 1978. A hand ball by Joe Jordan was to demonstrate a definitive factor in the game, which Scotland won.

Indeed, even before the game, Wales were to lose their home 'advantage' when the installation was re-booked to be played at Anfield, England, instead of in Wales at Wrexham's Racecourse Ground. This followed the Football Association of Wales' choice to move the game to get a bigger group and to get more cash-flow. An enormous number of Scottish fans went to the game, undeniably more than could at any point have been conceivable at Wrexham, which made an exceptionally threatening air for the Welsh players who were likewise playing on a new pitch.

The actual game stayed goalless until, in the 78th moment, came the game changing second for Wales following an occurrence with Scotland's Joe Jordan

The Scotland striker, Jordan, hopped with Wales protector David Jones to challenge for a long toss in into the Welsh punishment region, with Jordan then, at that point purposely punching the ball towards the Welsh objective, to the awe of the Welsh fans and players, the French arbitrator Robert Wurtz granted a punishment. TV replays plainly showed it was Jordan's and not Jones' hand that had contacted the ball, however the arbitrator had settled on his choice. 7m

Scotland's Don Masson scored the punishment, what broke Wale's hearts, and with minutes staying as Wales pushed forward looking for an adjusting objective, Kenny Dalglish scored a subsequent objective and the Wales dream was finished and it was Scotland who might go to the World Cup finals.

Preceding the game everybody in the Wales was discussing Argentina and the World Cup finals many actually have a bombshell outlook on the episode right up 'til the present time.

To mess with old animosities, Joe Jordan will not take ownership of his handball and has never apologized.

Diego Maradona was broadly associated with a handball occurrence in the 1986 World Cup when he scored an objective against England, and afterward asserted it was the 'hand of God' that had interceded.

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