The biggest and most attended athletic event in the world is the FIFA World Cup. Here, we bring a look at the greatest World Cup football games ever! So chill out and enjoy our collection of the best five World Cup matches in history.
West Germany vs France 3-3 (1982 World Cup Semifinal)
The Germans are still one of the finest teams in the world when Germany was still recognized as West Germany. Three goals were scored after additional time in this high-scoring thriller, with three goals for each side.
West Germany beat 5-4 on penalties after the game went to a penalty shootout. A hard tackle by the West German goalkeeper on France star Patrick Battiston during the game that left him with collapsed ribs and two broken teeth and left him senseless may also be remembered about the game.
Hungary vs Uruguay 4-2 (1954 World Cup Semifinal)
Uruguay was the advantage in this clash with Hungary because they are the previous winners of the FIFA World Cup in 1950. Uruguay had never lost a World Cup match, while Hungary had gone 30 games undefeated. This was a battle that was sure to succeed. Uruguay was leading Hungary 1-0 at halftime. Juan Hohberg’s goal, however, gave the South Americans a chance to get into the encounter.
But in what turned out to be a memorable game, Hungary scored three goals to Uruguay’s one. Hungary was one of the best sides on the planet in the 1950s, thus it is disappointing that they have not returned recently to their previous glory in world football.
Argentina vs England 2-2 (1998 Second Round)
One of the top International Matches ever. This meeting was a huge battle that restored the rivalry from Diego Maradona’s handball from way back when. In a thrilling open football match, both England and Argentina went all-out during the first half. The game had it all—a disallowed goal, a red card, and a goal-saving tackle—and it finished 2-2. After extra time, Argentina emerged victorious 4-3 on penalties.
Ghana vs Uruguay 1-1 (2010 World Cup Quarterfinal)
one of the heated and closely battled World Cup games yet. In the 2010 World Cup Quarterfinal between Ghana and Uruguay, the score was near to being tied the entire time. Luis Suarez executed an ugly act of fouling that concluded in Ghana being given a penalty in the very last second of the game. Suarez handled the ball to protect a certain goal from being scored by the African team, which was tied 1-1 with Uruguay at the moment and fighting until the extreme finish.
Therefore, even though it was clear that he saved the goal, Suarez was correctly disqualified while Ghana was required to take a penalty. Unfortunately, Asamoah Gyan of Ghana’s cross-bar strike broke the hearts of millions of Africans. Uruguay win on penalties after the game went to added time.
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Germany vs Italy 0-2 (2006 World Cup Semi-Final)
In the World Cup Semifinal match versus Germany, Italy was the underdog. However, Marcello Lippi’s team upset Germany twice in added time, including a spectacular goal by Fabio Grosso in the 119th minute to clinch the victory. The Italians won the World Cup Final a few days back. Since Italy isn’t even competing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. One of the all-time great FIFA World Cup contests is this one.
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