The World Cup is always the greatest sporting event in the World. The 2014 World Cup definitely will show us a lot of wonderful moments to build onto the games’ marvelous past.
Listed below are five of the most exciting moments in World Cup history from the first one in 1930 to the present:
1. Thierry Henry kicks Brazil out
2006: Brazil won the previous World Cup (2002), so are strongly expected to win this time, with their Golden Age fantasy team.
Greatest left-back in the world at the time (Roberto Carlos) must have been marking the best striker in at the time (Thierry Henry) on a free-kick, although instead determines he’s miserable with his current shoelace circumstance.
Free-kick comes. Henry runs onward unmarked. Goal! Brazil lose. Removed out. Not won a worldwide competition since.
2. The Head-butt
It takes a thing amazing to cap a player career with really much all prize and honor going. This easy Glasgow kiss made global news in 2006, as soon as Zizou took offence to Marco Materazzi’s remarks.
The very best bit? The truth it ends up in the chest, like he absolutely was taking a Mortal Kombat finish. (Kids, ask your dads – trusting at least one 90s geek found one to reproduce with)
Zidane had achieved the World Cup previously (in 1998) and they never ever gave him a sculpture for that.
3. Germany won the World Cup in the 2nd edition after World War II
The 1954 match had been played July 4th at the Wankdorf Stadium in Bern, Switzerland, and saw the underdogs West Germany break the mainly favored Hungary 3-2.
The surprising win was a massive boost to a Germany that was still battling in the consequences of World-war II; this was the first time after the war that the German anthem was performed in a international sporting event. Furthermore the 1954 win has even been mentioned as a milestone in postwar German history.
4. Ronaldo wins the World Cup and Golden Boot four years after removing from the tournament due to a seizure
In the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Ronaldo brought Brazil to the finals by 4 goals and 3 assists, however the day before the Final, he endured an epileptic seizure. Initially, he was removed from the line-up, but he insisted on gaming and was restored by Coach Mario Zagallo. Ronaldo did not play very well and Brazil lost the Final to France 3 – 0.
In 2002 Ronaldo once again brought Brazil to the Final by 6 goals. In the Final against Germany he scored two goals and brought Brazil to their record 5th World Cup champion. He even achieved the Golden Boot for the most goals scored with 8 goals in the contest. Ronaldo also get the record of most goals-scored in the World Cup history with 15 goals.
5. Maradona scores one of the greatest goals in soccer history against England.
It is The Goal of the Century, so-called since it is usually mentioned to be the best individual goal of all time. Hector Enrique passed the ball to Maradona some 10 meters inside his own half. Maradona afterwards started his 60 meters, 10 seconds rush to the English goal, passing 4 English outfield players – Terry Butcher (twice), Terry Fenwick, Peter Beardsley and Peter Reid. Maradona completed the move by dribbling across Shilton and slotting in to the net to make the score 2 – 0 to Argentina.