Most aptly dubbed "The Greatest Show on Earth ", the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa promises to be a football spectacle of the highest proportion.
One key ingredient in accomplishing this feat has always been and remains goals. Goals and more goals galore.
Since the inaugural World Cup in 1930, the world has been feted with a feast of the spectacular to the sublime, the sudden flash of brilliance to solo efforts of sheer genius that have led just seven nations to lift the coveted trophy.
Fans across the globe will be glued to their set boxes, plasmas, HD TVs, iPods, Laptops and smart phones to witness the best at their best.
But World Cup history is replete with "super duo" partnerships that has elevated star strikers to even greater heights and, in most instances, championship glory.
The teams that are blessed with these partnerships are generally superior to their opponents as the telepathic link between the two leads to greater attacking potency, goal conversion and ultimately victory.
We've had lethal partnerships in the past such as Brazil's Romario and Bebeto and Ronaldo and Rivaldo, Germany's Klinsmann and Bierof and Klose and Podolski, Portugal''s Eusabio and Torres, Chile's Marcelo Salas and Ivan Zamarano and Italy's Baggio and Schillaci.
These partnerships, however, have to be honed and developed and generally thrive in the traditional 4-4-2 formation that is not so popular today.
Here is a list of the tried and proven as well as potential lethal strike partnerships that are expected to be unleashed in only 58 days, come this June in South Africa.