Football – the sport that makes champions of men25/05/2017 06:24
If you win by an inch or a mile; a win is still a win. Football is one of the top sports in the world and while the end scores may be one digit apart, the winning team will always be remembered for never giving up and fighting until the very end. Defending your team’s title is a never-ending proses and if you succeed, your team can be named “The best of the best…”
Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at some of the top football games of all while trying to keep the ball in your court.
Italy VS Brazil in the 1982 World Cup Quarterfinal
With a score of 2-3, Brazil being the defeating team, one could think that the score should have been a tie! Some of the scorers of this game included Rossi, Falcao and Socrates; masters in their field of sport. There were over 44 000 spectators in their seats busy cheering their teams on and when that final whistle blew, an audible sigh could be heard from fans across the stands.
France VS Portugal in the 1984 European Championship Semi final
France defeated Portugal in this game by one point to end the score with a perfect 3-2. What made this game magnificent was that in the mere last five minutes, Platini managed to make a goal which is seen as almost impossible to do until this day.
Hungary VS Uruguay in the 1982 World Cup Semi final
Hungary beat Uruguay by two points, ending the game with a score of 4-2. Scorers in this game were the legendary Czibor and Hidegkuti. By half-time, both teams were exhausted and it was said that it could have been anyone’s game. It was a few minutes before the game ended that the odds turned in the favour of Hungary and they were able to prove their worthiness of being called champions of the era.
France VS Brazil in the 1986 World Cup Quarterfinal
The game between France and Brazil can only be described as classic Cheltenham festival bets. If making an online horse racing bet in the Cheltenham festival, you always have a 50% chance of either winning or losing. With a score of 1-1 for both teams, the crowd would never be able to name their team the best. A few penalty shots were missed by Zico, Socrates and Platini, which made the game even more excruciating to watch. The fact that the crowd were becoming violent did not help the 50/50 win either.
Although football has delivered some mighty and unbeatable teams over the years, new teams are being built each season and with forefathers setting the standards very high, it can only be expected that each team will be better than the previous one. It is up to the team to be the best of the best and the crowd to decide which team kicks the ball right into their hearts.