Greatest Soccer Matches 2016
Soccer has always been an entertaining sports for many in the world throughout the last decade. It has given us many spine chilling ends, last minute free kick goals, heroic save by a goalkeeper, crunching tackles etc. From cup finals to important league fixtures, we have been lucky enough to experience many great moments in the last year. Lets take a look at the Greatest Soccer Matches 2016.
Top 10 Greatest Soccer Matches 2016
10. England 3 Hungary 6 (Friendly, 1953)
The match that completely changed the English style of playing was this friendly played at Wembley. Hungary arrived in England as Olympic champions and undefeated for three years, prompting the English press to call the friendly “the match of the century”.
The Englishmen were not accustomed to the 4-2-4 formation of the Hungarians with their forwards Ferrenc Pushkas and Sandor Koscis frequently changing positions. This defeat is considered the most humiliating ones in the list of Greatest Soccer Matches 2016.
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9. Italy 4 West Germany 3 (WC Semi final, 1970)
The match between these two rivals started on a normal note but with German defender, Schnellinger sending the game into extra time with a late equalizer, the game started there. Never before a world cup match had seen a match flourishing with so many goals. Legends were born, history was written and this match made its place in the Greatest Soccer Matches 2016.
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8. Brazil 4 Italy 1 (WC Final, 1970)
After an exciting semi-final win, It was Italy’s undefinable run to prove their worth. Brazil started as strong favourites, with Pele their outstanding protagonist. For Pele, the game proved to be the fulfillment of all the promise he had shown as a 17-year-old at the World Cup in Sweden 12 years earlier. Against Italy, he opened the scoring with a magnificent header and created two more goals.
Italy’s biggest mistake was to adapt the ‘catanaccio’ too much deeply in their blood and letting the Brazilians come at them. Gerson, Jarzinhio and captain Carlos Alberto all had their names in the score sheet as Brazil lifted the Jules Rimet Trophy for the third time.
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