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In Pictures: The greatest football goals

We take a look at some of the greatest goals in the history of the beautiful game.
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2012 09:15


Its 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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Its 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] Daylife ID:

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