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There are far too many great World Cup moments to try and pick a top 10, so here are 121 to be going on with...

No.1 1978. Brazil v Sweden.

Welsh ref Clive Thomas disallows Zico's late header.


No.2 1994. Opening ceremony.

Diana Ross attempts a penalty.


No.3 1982. Brazil v Scotland.

Eder sure had a sweet left foot. Here's the classic Eder chip against Scotland, complete with Alan Rough's admiring glance as it floats over him.


No.4 2006. Argentina v Serbia & Montenegro.

Esteban Cambiasso scores after 24-pass move.


No.5 1962. Italy v Chile.

The Battle of Santiago, and David Coleman's classic intro...


No.6 1974. Netherlands v Sweden.

The Cruyff Turn is born.


No.7 1998. Romania v Tunisia.

Romania's players bleach their hair before the match.


No.8 2014. Netherlands v Spain.

Robin van Persie's diving header.


No.9 1990. Cameroon v Colombia.

Roger Milla goals & corner flag celebration.


No.10 2002. Brazil v Turkey.

Rivaldo goes down at a corner like a sack of spuds.


No.11 1986. Mexico v Bulgaria.

Manual Negrete's scissor kick for the hosts.


No.12 1982. N.Ireland v Spain.

Gerry Armstrong scores as N.Ireland beat the hosts.


No.13 1970. Brazil v Uruguay.

Pele brilliantly dummies round the keeper,but then misses


No.14 2010. Spain v Netherlands.

No red for de Jong despite Kung Fu kicking Xabi Alonso


No.15 1950. USA v England.

England stunned by USA defeat. @USSoccer


No.16 1982. Poland v Belgium.

Superb hat-trick from Boniek.


No.17 1978. Argentina v Everyone they played.

Tickertape snowstorm welcome.


No.18 2014. Colombia v Uruguay.

James Rodriguez volley. Wow.


No.19 1994. Republic of Ireland v Italy.

Ray Houghton lobs Gianluca Pagliuca.


No.20 1982. France v W.Germany.

Ref gives nothing as Schumacher launches into Battiston


No.21 1974. W.Germany v Netherlands.

Der Bomber swivels brilliantly to score the winner


No.22 2002. Turkey v South Korea.

Hakan Sükür scores quickest World Cup goal ever, in 11 seconds.


No.23 1966. North Korea v Italy.

Pak Doo-ik scores as North Korea beat Italy. "They shook the world!"


No.24 1986. Uruguay v Scotland.

José Batista gets the fastest ever red card, after just 56 seconds.


No.25 2006. Croatia v Australia.

English referee Graham Poll shows three yellow cards to Croatian defender Josip Šimunic.


No.26 1970. England v Brazil.

Gordon Banks save from Pelé's header.


No.27 1990. Italy v Czechoslovakia.

Roberto Baggio's goal after great inter-play with Giuseppe Giannini.


No.28 2010. Uruguay v Ghana.

Luis Suárez denies certain victory for "the Black Stars" with a handball deep into extra-time.


No.29 1998. Netherlands v Argentina.

Dennis Bergkamp's incredible control and sublime finish for a 90th minute winner.


No.30 1958. Brazil v Wales.

Pelé's first ever World Cup goal.


No.31 1978. Brazil v Argentina

Nelinho bends one into the far corner.


No.32 2014. Australia v Netherlands

Tim Cahill lets a long ball drop over his shoulder before unleashing a superb volley.


No.33 1994. Brazil v Netherlands

Bebeto's goal and 'cradle' celebration


No.34 1982. England v France

Bryan Robson hooks home a goal after just 27 seconds.


No.35 1974. Zaire v Brazil

Mwepu Ilunga leathers Brazil's free-kick.


No.36 2002. Uruguay v Denmark

Darío Rodríguez gets set up beautifully for an incredible left foot volley.


No.37 1966. Argentina v England

Antonio Rattín initially refuses to leave the pitch after he gets sent off in the quarter final.


No.38 1986. Brazil v N.Ireland

Best outstretched-arms celebration ever, as Josimar marks his debut with a screamer.


No.39 2006. France v Italy

Zidane headbutts Materazzi in extra-time of the final.


No.40 1970. Brazil v Czechoslovakia

Jairzinho eaves his way through the Czech defence to score a cracker.


No.41 1990. Argentina v Cameroon

Claudio Caniggia manages to hurdle two challenges, but not Benjamin Massing.


No.42 2010. Nigeria v South Korea

Yakubu misses an absolute sitter.


No.43 1998. England v Argentina

18 year old Michael Owen slaloms through the middle of the Argentinian defence to make it 2:1.


No.44 1962. Brazil v England

Garrincha's backheel. Talk about ahead of its time. No-one was doing this back in England.


No.45 1978. Scotland v Netherlands

Archie Gemmill's wonder goal gives Scotland some hope.


No.46 2014. Germany v Argentina

Mario Götze chests and then volleys home in extra-time of the final.


No.47 1994. Romania v Colombia

Gheorghe Hagi lobs the keeper from way out on the left.


No.48 1982. Hungary v El Salvador

Hungary put 10 past El Salvador.


No.49 1974. Brazil v East Germany

Rivelino hammers home a free-kick as a team-mate ducks to create a gap in the wall.


No.50 2002. Senegal v France

Senegal shock the holders in the opening match.


No.51 1966. England v Mexico

Bobby Charlton's run and 30 yard screamer.


No.52 1986. England v Morocco

Raymondo Wilkins is sent off for throwing the ball towards the ref.


No.53 2006. Argentina v Mexico

Incredible volley from Maxi Rodriguez in extra-time.


No.54 1970. Italy v W.Germany

The semi-final, known as the "Game of the Century", sees 5 goals scored in an epic extra-time.


No.55 1990. Colombia v Cameroon

René Higuita gets caught out by Roger Milla trying to showcase some of his skills.


No.56 2010. South Africa v Mexico

Siphiwe Tshabalala scores a beauty for the hosts in the Tournament opener.


No.57 1998. Iran v USA

Iran shock the United States to win their first ever World Cup match.


No.58 1954. West Germany v Hungary

"The Miracle of Bern". Hungary, unbeaten in 4 years, come unstuck in the final.


No.59 1978. Argentina v Netherlands

Mario Kempes dashes through in extra-time to put the hosts into the lead.


No.60 2014. Netherlands v Spain

Holders Spain are thrashed 5:1 by the Netherlands.


No.61 1994. Bulgaria v Germany

Yordan Letchkov's brilliant diving header beats Germany.


No.62 1982. Brazil v USSR

Sócrates' dummies twice before smashing in an absolute cracker.


No.63 1974. Haiti v Italy

Haiti use their pace to take the lead against Italy.


No.64 2002. Brazil v England.

Ronaldinho beats David Seaman from about 40 yards out.


No.65 1966. Portugal v North Korea

Eusébio scores four as they come back from 3:0 down against North Korea.


No.66 1986. Argentina v England

Maradona's "goal of the century".


No.67 2006. England v Sweden

Joe Cole's incredible volley.


No.68 1970. Brazil v Czechoslovakia

Pelé shoots from the half-way line, but it just misses.


No.69 1990. Netherlands v West Germany

Frank Rijkaard gets sent off and then spits at Rudi Völler.


No.70 2010. England v Germany

Frank Lampard scores a beauty but the ref fails to spot it !


No.71 1998. Jamaica v Japan

Jamaica win their first ever match at the World Cup finals as Theodore Whitmore scores twice.


No.72 1962. Brazil v Mexico

Pelé's goal against Mexico


No.73 1978. Peru v Poland

Crazy keeper Ramón "El Loco" Quiroga somehow finds himself in Poland's half and takes out Grzegorz Lato !


No.74 2014. Germany v Brazil

The hosts are hammered in the semi! It felt like if they'd really wanted to, Germany could have scored 10.


No.75 1994. Argentina v Greece

Maradona's great goal and manic celebration.


No.76 1982. Kuwait v France

Giresse scores. Kuwait protest about a mysterious whistle. Prince Fahid enters the pitch and gets the goal disallowed !


No.77 1974. East Germany v West Germany

Sparwasser strikes as East beats West.


No.78 2002. Republic of Ireland v Germany

Robbie Keane grabs a dramatic injury-time equaliser.


No.79 1966. Tournament Story

Pickles the dog gets rewarded for finding the stolen World Cup trophy.


No.80 1986. Argentina v England

Olarticoechea's incredible header somehow denies Lineker.


No.81 2006. Portugal v England

Ronaldo's wink after Rooney is sent off.


No.82 1970. Brazil v England

Tostao nutmegs Bobby Moore before setting up Jairzinho for the winning goal.


No.83 1990. Argentina v West Germany

Monzon takes out Klinsmann. Klinsmann does a great delayed body pop. Monzon gets red.


No.84 2010. Spain v The Netherlands

Iniesta wins the Cup in extra-time.


No.85 1998. Brazil v Denmark

Rivaldo beats Schmeichel from long range.


No.86 1962. USSR v Uruguay

USSR legend Igor Netto persuades the ref to disallow a 'goal' from Soviet striker Chislenko that had gone through the side netting.


No.87 1978. Netherlands v Italy

Netherlands take a quick free-kick and Arie Haan lets fly !


No.88 2014. Colombia v Japan

With the match all-square at 1:1 James Rodríguez comes on as a sub, sets up two goals and then scores this beautiful 4th...


No.89 1994. Saudi Arabia v Belgium

The Green Falcons advance to the knockout stage thanks to this incredible long-range dribble from Saeed Al-Owairan.


No.90 1982. Brazil v Scotland

Alan Rough can only stand and watch as Zico's free kick curls into the top corner.


No.91 1974. Netherlands v West Germany

The Germans concede a penalty in the opening minute of the final and Johann Neeskens blasts it home straight down the middle!


No.92 2002. Senegal v France

Holders France lose 1:0 in the opening match. Senegal celebrate the goal by dancing around Papa Bouba Diop's shirt.


No.93 1966. England v West Germany

Some people are on the pitch... Hurst wraps things up in the final with a fantastic hat-trick goal.


No.94 1986. Argentina v Belgium

Diego does it again, scoring another sublime solo goal, this time in the semi-final against Belgium.


No.95 2006. Italy v Germany

Fabio Grosso breaks the semi-final deadlock with a lovely curler following a sublime pass from Pirlo.


No.96 1970. Brazil v Italy

Carlos Alberto's wonder goal in the final. Simply one of the most beautiful things ever !


No.97 1990. Pre-Tournament

New Order redefine World Cup songs with World in Motion. John Barnes proves that he can rap.


No.98 2010. Netherlands v Uruguay

Giovanni Van Bronckhorst opens the scoring in the semi-final with a left foot rocket.


No.99 1998. Argentina v Netherlands

Ariel Ortega floors Edwin van der Sar.


No.100 1962. England v Brazil

Jimmy Greaves chases a dog on the pitch. Dog urinates onto him. Greavesy has to continue without changing his kit !


No.101 1978. Netherlands v West Germany

Sepp Maier can only stand and watch as Arie Haan unleashes another pile-driver.


No.102 2014. Switzerland v Honduras

Xherdan Shaqiri grabs a hat-trick, and his first goal is a belter.


No.103 1994. Russia v Cameroon

Oleg Salenko scores five goals in one match.


No.104 1982. Italy v West Germany

Marco Tardelli's goal and iconic celebration.


No.105 1974. Brazil v Netherlands

Two exponents of the beautiful game end up delivering a really dirty encounter.


No.106 2002. Mexico v Italy

Jared Borgetti's brilliant rubber-necked header.


No.107 1966. England v West Germany

Geoff Hurst's infamous 2nd goal in the final. Did it or didn't it ? Linesman Tofiq Bahramov says goal!


No.108 1986. France v Brazil

An epic minute of football. Platini plays in Bruno Bellone. Carlos rushes out to clatter him. Bellone just about stays on his feet. Ref gives nothing!


No.109 2006. England v Portugal

Rooney gets a red after stepping on Ricardo Carvalho.


No.110 1970. Pre-Tournament

Panini release the first World Cup album.


No.111 1990. Ireland v Romania

David O'Leary and Packie Bonner are the heroes as Ireland win on penalties.


No.112 2010. France v South Africa

Raymond Domenech's France finish bottom of their group with just 1 point as Anelka's sent home and other players want a rebellion!


No.113 1998. Paraguay v Bulgaria

Legendary goal-scoring keeper José Luis Chilavert nearly scores from a free-kick.


No.114 1938. Italy v France

On Benito Mussolini's orders, the Italian team take to the pitch for the quarter-final match dressed in black shirts.


No.115 1978. Argentina v Peru

Argentina, needing to win by a margin of 4 goals to reach the final, score 6.


No.116 2014. Spain v Australia

David Villa open the scoring with a lovely reversed flick.


No.117 1994. Mexico v Everyone

El Tri Goalkeeper Jorge Campos wears the loudest kit ever!


No.118 1982. Brazil v USSR

Falcao's dummy. Eder flicks it up and volleys the ball passed Dasayev.


No.119 1974. West Germany Pre-Tournament

Coach Helmut Schön threatens to replace 22 man squad with second-string squad after players demanded a large bonus if they won the World Cup


No.120 2002. Ireland Pre-Tournament

Roy Keane leaves the Ireland squad.


No.121 1966. England v Portugal

Bobby Charlton scores two fine goals.