With the World Cup almost upon us, I thought it'd be fun to remind ourselves of some of the great goals that have been scored in previous World Cups. Here's my twenty favourite goals. I'll do this in 4 parts, so here's 20-14!
20) Ivor Allchurch (WALES v Hungary 1958)
Yes, Wales did make a World Cup! The only one we've been in. This was a legitimately good goal though by Allchurch. Remember, back then the ball was like a rock so to get that kind of movement really took great technique.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvbJkkW7jRA&feature=related"]YouTube- WALES - HUNGARY 1 ROUND (play-off) WORLD CUP 1958[/ame]
19) Socrates (BRAZIL v Soviet Union 1982)
That Brazil team is regarded as the best team never to win the World Cup. This is the first of two brilliant goals in this game
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc8-GPJtDI8"]YouTube- Socrates 1982 World Cup[/ame]
18) Tomas Rosicky (CZECH REP. v USA 2006)
What happens when you combine a poor defensive header with a talented player with time and space to move the ball onto his stronger foot and shoot? This!
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCVMS59BpB4"]YouTube- Tomas Rosicky Goal v U.S.A - World Cup 2006[/ame]
17) Dario Rodriguez (URUGUAY v Denmark 2002)
This is a great goal. Hitting a volley when the ball is travelling across you is a very difficult skill. A skill that when done correctly produces goals like this.