Bahrain's World Cup wounds

November 11, 2008
By Jason Dasey
November 16th, 2005 remains a dark day in Bahrain's football history. In the 92nd minute of a home playoff against Trinidad and Tobago for a place in the World Cup, striker Ahmed Hassan scores what appears to be the decisive goal for Bahrain.

But Colombian referee Oscar Julian Ruiz Acosta immediately disallows it because Hassan had stolen possession as Trinidad goalkeeper Kelvin Jack threw the ball in the air for his up-field punt.

T&T would hold on for a 1-0 second-leg victory ...

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