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and Rummenigge during the memorable semifinal between West Germany and
France in 1982.
The ranking below is compiled based on a survey held on
this website in January 2011 where readers could submit their own Top 10 rankings of best World Cup matches.
West Germany 4-3 aet in 1970
Our readers' number one game. A classic in every sense. An
injury-time equalizer secured extra-time for the Germans, and five more goals were scored in the extra half hour
that saw Italy go through to the final. [Matchfacts]
vs France 3-3 (5-4)ap in 1982
battle had everything. High drama, controversial refereeing, quality goals
and a nerve wrecking penalty shoot-out to top it off. France led 3-1 in
extra-time and went close to scoring a fourth, but the Germans once again
showed remarkable strength and leveled the score, before winning on penalties.
Brazil 3-2 in 1982
woke up and scored a great hat-trick against the "unbeatable" Brazilian
class of '82, in a match the South Americans only needed a draw to reach
the semifinal. [Matchfacts]
vs Brazil 1-1 (4-3)ap in 1986
Giresse, Socrates, Tigana and Junior all in their thirties in this quarterfinal,
but what a match they produced in what was their last chance of World Cup
vs West Germany 4-2 aet in 1966
Wembley final which went into extra time because of yet another late German
equalizer. Geoff Hurst with a hat-trick including the controversial "Was
it over the line?". [Matchfacts]
vs Soviet Union 4-3 aet in 1986
Superb entertainment and lots of goalmouth action
in this seven-goal-thriller that swung back and forth. [Matchfacts]
vs Uruguay 4-2 aet in 1954
The defending world champions versus the Mighty Magyars. A superb match
that had fans on the edge of their seats. [Matchfacts]
vs England 2-2 (4-3)ap in 1998
The best match
of the 1998 World Cup. Lots of drama including Beckham's red card and two
great goals by Owen and Zanetti. [Matchfacts]
vs Argentina 3-2 in 1994
and Hagi took advantage of an Argentina team still suffering from the loss
vs Italy 4-1 in 1970
crowned himself king of football with his third World Cup title. Attacking
football displayed at its finest, especially in the second half, in Brazil's
most impressive victory. [Matchfacts]
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