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40 Greatest World Cup Goals

Goals that lit up the world, goals that changed the history of the game, goals that made us all fall head over heels in love with the game... the FIFA World Cup has seen innumerable great goals and here we will be counting down to the Greatest of them all - one a day.


Starting with a screamer from 2006, going through some beauties dating back to '50 and including all the Cups in between we've scanned through all of them to get you the best of the best.


The 70 goals scored in the initial one Uruguay '30, 70 and 84 in the two other pre-war Cups in France '34 and Italy '38, 88 when it all came back in Brazil '50, the whopping 140 and 126 scored in the free-scoring Cups of Switzerland '54 and Sweden '58, the 89 scored under intense political pressure of Chile '62, the 89 scored when it came back to the land of origin during England '66, the '95 scored as Brazil's greatest ever team waltzed to glory in Mexico '70, the 97 scored during Total Football's zenith in Germany '74, the 102 scored in Argentina '78, the astounding 146 scored in sunny Spain '82, the 132 gorgeous goals scored in Mexico '86, the 115 scored in Italy '90, the 141 scored when the United States of America accepted the world's most popular game in USA '94, the mammoth 171 scored in France '98, the 161 scored in South Korea/Japan 2002, the 147 in the modern eras best tournament - Germany '06, the 143 in South Africa '10 and the 171 scored in Brazil 2014.... we've gone them all and whittled them down to an absolutely gorgeous list of 40.


You do not want to miss this one as we continue our build up to the FIFA World Cup 2018, Russia!

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40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #21 Giovanni van Bronckhorst  - Netherlands vs Uruguay ('10)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #21 Giovanni van Bronckhorst  - Netherlands vs Uruguay ('10)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #22 Josimar - Brazil vs Northern Ireland ('86)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #22 Josimar - Brazil vs Northern Ireland ('86)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #23 Jared Borgetti - Mexico vs Italy ('02)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #23 Jared Borgetti - Mexico vs Italy ('02)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #24 Lothar Emmerich - West Germany vs Spain ('66)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #24 Lothar Emmerich - West Germany vs Spain ('66)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #25 Eder: Brazil vs USSR ('82)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #25 Eder: Brazil vs USSR ('82)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #26 Esteban Cambiasso- Argentina vs Serbia ('06)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #26 Esteban Cambiasso- Argentina vs Serbia ('06)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #27 Jairzinho - Brazil vs England ('70)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #27 Jairzinho - Brazil vs England ('70)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #28 Robin van Persie - Netherlands vs Spain ('14)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #28 Robin van Persie - Netherlands vs Spain ('14)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #29 Arie Haan: Netherlands vs Italy ('78)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #29 Arie Haan: Netherlands vs Italy ('78)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #30 Sunday Oliseh - Nigeria vs Spain ('98)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #30 Sunday Oliseh - Nigeria vs Spain ('98)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #31: Gheorghe Hagi: Romania vs Colombia ('94)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #31: Gheorghe Hagi: Romania vs Colombia ('94)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #32 Dragan Stojkovic: Yugoslavia vs Spain ('90)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #32 Dragan Stojkovic: Yugoslavia vs Spain ('90)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #33 James Rodriguez - Colombia vs Uruguay ('14)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #33 James Rodriguez - Colombia vs Uruguay ('14)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #34 Joe Cole - England vs Sweden ('06)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #34 Joe Cole - England vs Sweden ('06)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #35 Tomas Brolin - Romania vs Sweden ('94)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #35 Tomas Brolin - Romania vs Sweden ('94)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #36 Ji-sung Park - Portugal vs South Korea ('02)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #36 Ji-sung Park - Portugal vs South Korea ('02)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #37 Roger Milla - Cameroon vs Romania ('90)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #37 Roger Milla - Cameroon vs Romania ('90)
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