Battle of Nuremberg: The most ill-tempered game in this millineum--Portugal-Netherlands, 2006

Updated: Jun 13, 2018

Man, was this ever the most ill-tempered game in modern World Cup History, the Battle of Nuremberg (as it became known) between the Dutch and Portuguese? It seemed more akin to a league derby or a battle between historic enemies but from the start two supremely talented teams just lost their collective minds. 4 Reds and 16 (!) Yellows later, Portugal emerged from the fray. Usually it would be clear that referee had erred, but his job was akin to trying to get the lava back in the volcano. Lordy....

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