Friday, 2 July 2010

Top 5 Brazil World Cup Goals

I guess no one is really interested in the World Cup now England have blown it but I'd already knocked this one up before the miserable debacle against Germany last Sunday. It does at least remind us how the game should be played. The BBC kind of beat me to the punch with their own top 5 but I've got a few alternatives.

1. Carlos Alberto v Italy (1970) - I've written about this one already. Lovely patient build up with an exquisite finish.

2. Pele v Sweden (1958) - Pele was only 17 when he scored this fabulous goal against the host nation.

3. Socrates v Soviet Union (1982) - The Russian's must have felt a little hard done by losing to two incredible finishes, this wonder strike from Socrates and an equally impressive effort from Eder.

4. Jairzinho v England (1970) - Similarities to the Carlos Alberto goal. Slick passing spreads the ball across the pitch before a cross finds Pele in the box, who controls and passes in one movement. Jairzinho then smashes it home.

5. Josimar v Northern Ireland (1986) - An thwack from the right hand corner of the box scorches into the top left corner. Josimar's celebration suggests he might not have expected it to go in.


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