This Day In Sport – July 17


They say we should use this time to learn something new – so we thought we’d offer up a history lesson free of charge!

We’re going to be recapping all the important sporting moments each and every day as we look to fill the void our beloved sports have left behind.

So if it’s AFL, NRL, Basketball, Cricket, Golf or even Wrestling, be sure to return each morning as we take a trip back through the history books to relive some of the great sporting moments On This Day.

2009 – Souths Break Broncos Hoodoo

South Sydney defeated the Brisbane Broncos for the first time in 20 years with a thumping 44-12 victory at Suncorp Stadium.

It was a major monkey off the back for the Bunnies who had suffered much heartache over that period, including a bleak two years out of the competition.

The night however, was not memorable for Souths drought breaking win.

Referee Tony De Las Heras had to be carried from the field in a stretcher after being accidentally kneed in the head by Broncos forward Tonie Carroll.

1994 – Penalty Shootout wins Brazil World Cup

The final of the 1994 FIFA World Cup took place at the Rose Bowl in Passadena on this day 26 years ago.

Brazil would go on to beat Italy 3-2 on penalties to claim their fourth World Cup title after the match finsihed 0-0 on extra time.

This would be the first time a World Cup final that would be scoreless at regulation and extra time, resulting in a penalty shootout.

It was a missed penalty from tournament Silver Ball winner Roberto Baggio that gave Brazil the title.

Along with it being the first World Cup Final to go to penalties, it would be the last to be played in broad daylight.

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