The view from Asia

Didier could be China's 'Drog-god'

June 23, 2012
By John Duerden
The ball sat on the penalty spot at Tokyo National Stadium waiting for the boot of Kazuyoshi Miura. It, and the 60,000 fans witnessing the J-League's first ever championship play-off final in January 1994, was in for quite a shock. Zico walked up, bent down and, furious at the decision which would give Verdy Kawasaki the title instead of his own Kashima Antlers, spat on the stationary sphere.

The Brazilian was sent off for his actions but it didn't stop there. "It was if he had spat at ...

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