Qatar 2022: The 6 best goals in the World Cups

The 2022 Qatar World Cup starts on November 20. At LatinAmerican Post we remember the best goals of the World Cups as a prelude to the event that begins in the oil emirate

Diego Maradona and Benjamin Pavard

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LatinAmerican Post | Santiago Gómez Hernández

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The World Cup is always synonymous with a party, celebration, sportsmanship, emotion, crying and good football. Undoubtedly, fans have high expectations for this new World Cup, which is being held for the first time in the Middle East.

These are the 6 best goals of the last World Cups:

James Rodriguez (Colombia – Uruguay) Brazil 2014

The World Cup that brought James Rodríguez to world fame was undoubtedly Brazil 2014. The Colombian was the top scorer in the tournament and led his team to a historic quarterfinal. These 2 achievements would have been impossible without the brace he scored against Uruguay. Precisely, the second of these was this great work of art that later earned him the Puskas award for the best goal of the year.

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Roberto Baggio (Italy – Czechoslovakia) Italy 1990

During the 1990 World Cup in Italy, Azzurra was one of the great teams. The quality of the Italian team was outstanding and its great figures placed it as one of the favorites and it finished 3rd. In the group duel, Italy beat Czechoslovakia 2-0, in the game, Baggio scored the best goal in the World Cup.

Saeed Al Owaran (Saudi Arabia – Belgium) United States 1994

Possibly one of the least-known players on this list. The Saudi Saeed Al Owaran scored what was the best goal of the 1994 World Cup in the United States. In a Maradonian play, he scored the only goal in the victory of the Asians against Belgium. Al Owaran left 4 European defenders on the floor and defined before the goalkeeper left, scoring the best goal of Saudi Arabia in the history of the World Cups.

Diego Maradona (Argentina – England) Mexico 1986

The "best goal in the history of the World Cups", as Maradona's second goal against the English in the quarterfinals is known. This goal has all the ingredients: high quality, it was vital for the team that was later proclaimed champion, and a historic "revenge" after the Malvinas war. It will be time until we see a goal of these characteristics again.

Carlos Alberto (Brazil – Italy) 1970

History will always remember the Brazilian team in the 1970 World Cup. Possibly the best team in history. A selection was full of names like Tostao, Carlos Alberto, Rivelino, Gerson, Jairzinho, and the great Pelé. In the final, Brazil beat Italy 4 – 1, the last goal, Carlos Alberto's, being the best in the tournament. A collective football, full of Jogo Bonito is the imprint of the goal scored by the side.

Benjamin Pavard (France – Argentina) Russia 2018

Of the most recent, Benjamín Pavard's goal in the round of 16 against Argentina remains in the memory. When the game was 2-1 in favor of Argentina, Pavard took a cross outside the area and splice the ball giving it a spin that made it impossible for Franco Armani to save. The match ended 4-3 in favor of the Europeans and that later served them to be crowned world champions.

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