Flashback: No 7. Chile 1962: Italy surrender in the Battle of Santiago

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The English referee Ken Aston sends off Italy's Mario David during the most violent game in World Cup history, the infamous "Battle of Santiago" when the hosts and the Azzurri engaged in a running battle with occasional outbreaks of football.

Chile won 2-0, Italy finished with nine men and one Italian had his nose broken by a left hook. Traumatised by the game, Aston went on to invent the system of red and yellow cards.

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