Rivaldo: No regrets over Turkey uproar

The 39-year-old former Barcelona, AC Milan and Olympiakos midfielder - currently in his final year as a player with Sao Paulo - infamously fell to the floor holding his face during the group stage encounter with Turkey in South Korea, despite the ball hitting him on the thigh.

Ünsal saw red as Brazil went on to claim their fifth World Cup crown, with Rivaldo scoring one of his five goals against England in the quarter-finals before playing in the 2-0 victory over Germany in the final.

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Gregg Davies

Gregg Davies is the Chief Sub Editor of FourFourTwo magazine, joining the team in January 2008 and spending seven years working on the website. He supports non-league behemoths Hereford and commentates on Bulls matches for Radio Hereford FC. His passions include chocolate hobnobs and attempting to shoehorn Ronnie Radford into any office conversation.