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The other football match played on the same day as the 2002 FIFA World Cup final

The other football match was played on the same day as the 2002 FIFA World Cup final. This time it was between Bhutan and Montserrat, two small countries with very little international footballing success.

Ankit Kanaujia
Last updated: 07.03.2023
The other football match played on the same day as the 2002 FIFA World Cup final

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The 30th of June 2002 was a special day in the football world. When making betting online with 1xBet website, make sure to visit the special section dedicated to this sport.

 

On the very same day, another football match took place. This time it was between Bhutan and Montserrat, two small countries with very little international footballing success. This match also has an interesting history of its own. So much so that it was portrayed in a movie called The Other Final. Punters, with the 1xBet website, can make online betting on other fantastic football matches at any moment.

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The worst ranked teams at the time


Both teams were relative unknowns in the world of football at the time. In fact, at that moment, both Bhutan and Montserrat were the lowest and second-lowest FIFA ranked teams. Also, Bhutan had never won a competitive international match before, while Montserrat had only played a handful of matches in their entire history. If you want, you can visit http://www.1xbet.com/en/mobile from your mobile device to make wagers on these tournaments too.

 

Despite their lack of experience, both teams were determined to make a mark on the world stage. The match was played with great intensity from start to finish. There were three main protagonists of this match, who were:

 

●      Wangay Dorji;

●      Dinesh Chhetri;

●      and Steve Bennett.

 

The two former were the goalscorers of the match, which saw Bhutan defeating Montserrat 4-0. The 1xBet platform can be used for wagering on all matches played by those two teams too.


A great referee


There is another interesting aspect about this football match. It turns out that the referee was none other than Steve Bennett. At the time, he was one of the most highly regarded referees of the English Premier League and the entire European continent. Make your best football bet online from 1xBet on the EPL too at any moment.

 

Bennett did a great job. He kept the match under control. This contest saw Bhutan dominating it in its entirety, with Montserrat barely troubling the Bhutanese goalkeeper.

 

Wangay Dorji scored the first goal of the match in the fourth minute. Yet, Bhutan needed to wait more than one hour to score the rest of their goals. In the 67th minute, Dorji scored his second personal goal, and also he got a hat-trick in the 78th minute. Perform your best online football bet from 1xBet on other players who are likely to score hat-tricks.

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