Tuesday 15 June 2010

Great Brazilian World Cup Moments

Brazil kick off their World Cup campaign tonight with their first game against North Korea. If you want a great World Cup, then you want to see a great Brazilian team.

Brazilian teams over the past 20 years, particularly this one under the management of Dunga seem to be distancing themselves further and further from the so called 'beautiful game' of their predecessors.

But Brazil will always have an aura and mystic about them. Even before I liked football, I knew liked Brazil!

Here's a selection of some of my favourite Brazilian World Cup goals.

I know it's predictable to include this match, but this really is a World Cup classic. I had to include it for the goal by Socrates, check out the turn by Zico in the build up!
Josimar: Mexico 86 Brazil v Northern Ireland

Another classic from Mexico 86. I actually met the Northern Ireland keeper from that game, Pat Jennings a few years ago. I was in corporate hospitality at Tottenham.

He kindly signed my match programme. I didn't really want to bring this goal up he conceded. He could have done better, but it was still a great strike!

Nelinho: Argentina 78 Brazil v Italy

Love the swerve on this one!

Jairzinho: Mexico 1970 England v Brazil

I love the cross by Tostao, the touch by Pele and the finish by Jairzinho.

Carlos Alberto: Mexico 1970 Brazil v Italy

Yes, I know it's predictable, but if you don't love the fourth and final goal, you're not into football!

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