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the ten best goals in WC history.
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vs England (2-0) 1986
the greatest goal ever scored in a World Cup. It came just minutes after
the infamous "Hand of God" goal. Maradona ran from his own half, beating
every English player who stood in his way and finished it off past a helpless
vs Belgium (1-0) in 1994
Known as the
Maradona of the Arabs, Saeed Owairan received unexpected attention world
wide for this phenomenal goal. Just as Maradona in 86, he ran from his
own half past Belgians who looked unbalanced in defence and with a little
luck Owairan managed to get past them all and score.
vs Italy (2-1) in 1978
be the most impressive goal from long range in World Cup history. Arie
Haan had scored from 30 yards in the match against West Germany earlier
in the tournament, but with this magnificent strike from 40 yards, he sent
Holland to the final against Argentina.
vs Sweden (3-1) in 1958
display by Pelé when juggling the ball past a Swedish defender and
then volleying it home from close range. And the boy was only 17!
Czechoslovakia (2-0) in 1990
run by a young Roberto Baggio after receiving the ball on the half way
line, nothing could stop him from scoring.
vs Argentina (2-1) in 1998
greatest goal of the last World Cup. Bergkamp controlled de Boer's 50 yard
pass with ease before finishing off in style.
vs Belgium (2-0) in 1986
of dribbling brilliance by Maradona. Four Belgians were left for dead before
Diego slotted the ball home past goalkeeper Pfaff.
vs Holland (3-1) in 1978
A goal to
remember from the little Scotsman. Dribbling his way into the penalty area
from the side, before lifting the ball like a master over the goalkeeper.
vs Italy (4-1) in 1970
shot after fine work by Pelé and Jairzinho settled the scoreline
at 4-1 in the final. This goal was the icing on the cake for the Brazilian
champions of 1970.
vs Bulgaria (1-0) in 1986
This was truly
a magnificent goal. An acrobatic and well executed volley from outside
the penalty area which would have made it into any "Greatest Goals" ranking.
NOTE: This list is compiled
by visitors of this site in July/August 2000. People from all over the
world had the chance of sending in their votes from a form. This is the
outcome. I want to thank everyone of you who sent in votes.
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