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16 Nov 2012 09:15 GMT
It’s been hailed as the (***)Goal of the Century(***) but is Zlatan Ibrahimovic(***)s fourth goal in Sweden(***)s 4-2 win over England worthy of a spot in the hall of fame? [Reuters]
Sweden coach Erik Hamren said the goal, an outrageous left-footed bicycle kick from 40 metres out, was like one "in a video game" while England manager Roy Hodgson said it was "extraordinary - a work of art" [Reuters]
Ibrahimovic(***)s goal has prompted much comparison to other equally incredible goals. A top candidate is Diego Maradona(***)s nifty footwork through the England team for Argentina in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico [GETTY]
Or how about Marco Van Basten(***)s strike for the Netherlands against the Soviet Union in the 1988 European Championship final? [GETTY]
Dennis Bergkamp(***)s goal for the Netherlands against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup finals is another international contender [GETTY]
And so is Roberto Carlos(***)s 35-metre swinging free-kick for Brazil against France in 1997 [GETTY]
For club games you can(***)t beat Zinedine Zidane(***)s volley for Real Madrid in the 2002 European Champions League final against Bayer Leverkusen [EPA]
But maybe the goals that stand out the most are the ones that are in the crunch games that count – such as Carlos Alberto(***)s fourth goal for Brazil to clinch the 1970 World Cup. Let the debate begin ... [GETTY]
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