The Best 25 World Cup Goals Ever

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The Best 25 World Cup Goals Ever

Every four years, the world's greatest sporting event rears its head and this summer, it is in the wonderful country of South Africa.

South Africa will be the first African nation ever to host the World's largest single sports event.

It is bigger than the Super Bowl, bigger than the World Series, bigger than the Tour de France, bigger than the F.A. Cup, and bigger than the Premier League.

Just to put it into perspective, the last World Cup in Germany in 2006 was watched by approximately 716 million viewers for the tournament and 260 million viewers alone for the final between Italy and France.

The Super Bowl in comparison can only claim 98 million viewers. No mean feat for America's most popular sporting spectacle, but in comparison the World's favorite game overshadows it by a country mile.

However, to get everyone in the mood, I have selected my favorite World Cup goals of all time. It was incredibly difficult to select only 25 goals from the hundreds that have been scored since the first World Cup Finals in Uruguay in 1930.

I was of two minds on how to select the goals. Should I pick the top five volleys, top five dribbled goals, the top five free kicks or even the top five 30-yard strikes?

Ultimately, I decided that it had to be goals that everyone could see for themselves, so I have put links to the goals I picked at the end of each page, but it was easier to just pick the goals that I think are the best and let everyone else tell me where I was wrong. So here it goes.

I await the shouts of Pele's goal against Sweden was better than Maradona's 1986 goal against England, or Klinsmann's goal against South Korea in 1994 was better than Gemmill's goal for Scotland in 1978 against Holland.

Let me know where I got it so hopelessly wrong!

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