While the Champions League is the most desired trophy for each football club on the planet, the World Cup title is the most prestigious when it comes to international tournaments. Pretty much every World Cup has its amazing moments, goals, assists, and victories. And what’s most important, not only big teams can enjoy huge success. In every World Cup tournament, numerous amazing goals are scored. In this article, we will discuss the most memorable goals from the World Cup tournament. If you want to make a bet on a good and safe betting platform, visit 22Bet App.
Mario Gotze’s goal against Argentina – the 2014 World Cup final
Lionel Messi is viewed by many as one of the best players in football history, if not the best. The guy has won nearly everything: seven Ballon dor’s, 4 Champions League titles, and numerous La Liga and Copa Del Rey trophies. In 2021, Messi won Copa America for the first time with Argentina. Yet, the most criticism towards Messi comes from the fact that he never succeeded in winning the World Cup trophy. Well, in 2014 Messi definitely had the chance to silence the critics and win the tournament. But unfortunately, Argentina was beaten by Germany. The German substitute Mario Gotze scored the goal in the 113th minute of the match which proved to be decisive. The match was very close and Messi played perfectly well, providing key passes for his teammates. But football is not an individual game and Germany proved to be the better squad.
Van Persie’s header against Spain – 2014 World Cup
One of the first games in the World Cup 2014 was the match between the Netherlands and the 2010 World Cup winners – Spain. Spain, to no one’s surprise, was the favorite and enjoyed the 1-0 lead. However, at the end of the first half, Van Persie scored an astonishing header goal that equalized the game. In the Second Half of the game, the Netherlands dominated the match as it ended with a 5-1 score.
Andres Iniesta’s goal against the Netherlands – 2010 World Cup Finals
Andres Iniesta had an astounding form at the 2010 World Cup. With the help of Iniesta, Spain made a breakthrough and got to the Finals. On the other hand, the opponent team was also very strong having in squad players like Robin Van Persie, Arjen Robben, and the Champions League winner Wesley Sneijder. The whole match was very tense and both teams enjoyed some great moments, but every chance was botched until the 116th minute of the game when Iniesta scored the winning goal for the team leading Spain to the ultimate triumph.
Zinedine Zidane’s goal against Italy – 2006 World Cup
Zinedine Zidane is regarded as one of the best footballers in history. Even at the age of 34, Zidane was in amazing shape and helped his team to reach the finals. Everyone was expecting the fireworks as the two great teams were about to clash. In the 7th minute of the match, the penalty was awarded for France after Malouda was tackled in the box. Zinedine Zidane struck the penalty in the Panenka style and opened the score. Materazzi managed to equalize the game with a 19th-minute header goal. After the incident with Materazzi, Zidane was sent off and the match went into the penalty shootouts, where Italy won the game 5-3. Even though Zidane’s goal was the penalty, the Panenka-style execution made it iconic.