The biggest protests at World Cups

The World Cup is the pinnacle of international football, and while the tournament has showcased the greatest of athletic competence over the years, the significance of the event means controversy has never been too far away.

Exploited by regimes as a propaganda tool and courageously utilised by activists to draw attention to greater causes, the World Cup and protests have gone hand in hand over the years.

Here are some of the biggest World Cup protests since the competition’s inception in 1930, ranging from bitter internal disputes to global issues.

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