“In the 94 World Cup they gave us“, they sentenced Alfio Basile Y Oscar Ruggeri in relation to the doping that marginalized Diego Armando Maradona from the United States World Cup.
In telephone communication with FOOTBALL 90, the coach of that Argentine National Team coincided with the former defender and current columnist of the ESPN on the reasons that triggered the suspension of the best player in the world and the subsequent elimination of the team in the competition.
– Ruggeri: “If Diego’s thing didn’t happen to that team …”
– Basile: “Not what happened, they gave us Oscar …”
– Ruggeri: “Yes, they handed us over. I’ve been saying it forever”
– Basile: “They gave us alive”
– Ruggeri: “They took us out of the way.”
– Basile: “‘Out with these, who are champions again’, said Havelange”
– Ruggeri: “We went to concentrate, we traveled, we had a great team, Maradona had put 86. With a Caniggia that was flying, Batistuta was impossible, Redondo …”
According to Basile and Ruggeri, FIFA chaired by Brazilian Joao Havelange caused Albiceleste to be eliminated from the World Cup in the United States.
Maradona’s positive ephedrine doping was known after the 2-1 win over Nigeria in the second group stage match and the image of the Ten leaving the field at the hands of a nurse became famous.
When the result of the analysis was known, Maradona popularized the phrase “They cut off my legs.” He was then expelled from the tournament and Argentina suffered two defeats: against Bulgaria (2-0) in the group stage and Romania (3-2) in the round of 16.