Vlog on the Pitch: In search of the best World Cup goal

December 3, 2008

In which our very own World Cup Wyatt peers at everyone’s favourite 5 kilos of gold and malachite, and asks: “What’s your favourite World Cup goal?”

I’d have thought it would be hard to look past the magical realism of Diego Maradona against England, but Owen is a Dennis Bergkamp fan and England fans clearly have fond memories of Geoff Hurst and Michael Owen.

I bet there are plenty more candidates that someone without an extremely heavy cold could think of. Give us your faves in the comments…

6 comments

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/

If you take the view that some England defender ought to have stopped Maradona, then it has got to be Marco Tardelli, if only for the celebration…

Posted by mark | Report as abusive

I think the most memorable game was Italy Ireland in the USA 94 world cup!!

Hwang Bo Kwan of South Korea show a direct free kick from outside the large box in the Italy 1990 WC. Amazing distance, spin and curve around the wall. Amazing!!!

Posted by Rodrigo Ibarra | Report as abusive

Maradona’s second against England, no contest. God’s left foot that was.

Posted by Red Devil | Report as abusive

I think the best goal was the fastest goal in WC history. Hakan Sukur in the 3rd place game in South Korea/Japan 02.

Posted by Utku | Report as abusive

I just watched the Hwang Bo Kwan goal that Rodrigo mentioned … http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=i0wOOuEIQH g….not a bad shout!

Posted by owen | Report as abusive