Every national football team does their absolute best effort to secure a spot in the FIFA World Cup. The best betting in Uganda is available now on 1xBet, and it can also be used on these competitions.
Normally, if a team doesn’t participate in a FIFA World Cup, it is because they simply didn’t qualify or were disqualified for other reasons. However, there are a few cases when teams have voluntarily declined to participate in the championship. In other words, they boycotted it. Still, these qualifiers are extremely exciting competitions, and in 1xBet Uganda, betting on them is available now.
That’s exactly what happened with the Soviet Union national squad in the 1974 FIFA World Cup. The team boycotted the competition due to circumstances that were completely external to the sport.
A brief qualifying round
The Soviet Union were drawn in group 9 of the UEFA qualifiers for the competition. The 1xbet.ug/line website features all FIFA World Cup qualifiers from all continents around the world. They shared the group with Ireland and France.
In general, this round was easy for the soviets. They won three matches and lost only one. This defeat was against France in a match played in Paris. The French national squad is one of the most powerful teams in the world, and the 1xBet website features all their matches.
The rules of those qualifiers dictated that the winner of this group would need to face one of South America’s teams. In this case, the Soviets were supposed to face Chile. The winner would earn a spot in the cup. However, external circumstances make the realization of these matches quite difficult.
Two games were supposed to be played in this play-off. The first match was celebrated on the 26th of September 1973 in Moscow, and ended in a 0-0 draw. The 1xbet.ug/mobile/ webpage can also be used for wagering on all these exciting play-off rounds from mobile devices. This match had some great players from both sides. Some names were:
● Elías Figueroa;
● Carlos Caszely;
● Oleg Blokhin;
● and Mykhaylo Fomenko.
The return match was going to take place on the 21st of November. However, due to, to call them in a way, opposing political regimes in both countries, the Soviets refused to travel to Santiago. For wagering on all football matches in Chile, you can go to the 1xBet mobile webpage.
The Soviets asked FIFA to move the match to a different country. At first, the city of Mendoza in Argentina, which is located very close to Chile, was suggested. However, both FIFA and the Chilean football federation rejected the idea. Eventually, the return match was awarded to Chile for a 2-0 final score, and the South Americans traveled to West Germany.