Every edition of the FIFA World Cup is widely anticipated throughout the world because it never fails to deliver lots of entertainment, whether it be a spectacular goal, an equally brilliant celebration, a moment of pure genius, or even a crazy moment. Here is a list of the five best moments in the history of FIFA WC:
Diego Maradona’s best WC goal
Maradona scored one of the finest goals ever seen on the international stage after he had given his side the lead with his “Hand of God” goal. Maradona picked up the ball in his own half and manoeuvred through every opponent in his path before slipping it past the defenceless Peter
Gordon Banks’ ‘Save of the century’
The 1970 World Cup group stage encounter between England and Brazil included a save from Pelé by goalkeeper Gordon Banks. The Brazilian icon appeared to have put the ball in the back of the net with a downward header, but Banks made a spectacular save by diving to his right. Banks’ dive is frequently referred to as the “save of the century”.
Marco Tardelli’s goal celebration
The Italian player Marco Tardelli celebrated his goal in a unique way after giving his team a 2-0 lead against West Germany in the World Cup final. He was completely overcome as he ran towards the bench and began to scream and sob in thanks to the heavens.Italy won the World Cup for the first time ever.
Johan’s Cruyff Turn
Johan Cruyff, the game’s greatest player and the inventor of “total football,” embarrassed the Swedish defence so severely that they named a dribbling technique after him. He faked a shot, drew the ball behind his standing leg, and changed directions in a twisting twirl. Thus, in the 1974 FIFA World Cup Group Stage, the Cruyff turn was formed.
Lionel Messi reminded the world why he is regarded by many as the best player to have ever lived by demonstrating to Nigerian goalkeeper Francis Uzoho that his right foot is equally as deadly as his left. Only Messi has ever been equated with Diego Maradona.