Favourite World Cup

Favourite World Cup


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BlueSea72

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What is your favourite World Cup?

Have you ever attended any World Cup games?

Share your World Cup memories! :D

I'll post details of each World Cup below.

Oh, and polls only allow 15 options so if your favourite is earlier than the available options, comment accordingly.

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BlueSea72

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Russia 2018

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Winner: France



Final: France 4-2 Croatia


Top Scorer(s): Harry Kane (6 goals)
Best Player: Luka Modrić
Best Young Player: Kylian Mbappé
Best Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois

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Brazil 2014

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Winner: Germany



Final: Germany 1-0 Argentina


Top Scorer(s): James Rodríguez (6 goals)
Best Player: Lionel Messi
Best Young Player: Paul Pogba
Best Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer

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South Africa 2010

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Winner: Spain



Final: Netherlands 0-1 Spain


Top Scorer(s): Diego Forlán, Thomas Müller, Wesley Sneijder, David Villa (5 goals)
Best Player: Diego Forlán
Best Young Player: Thomas Müller
Best Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas
 

BlueSea72

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Germany 2006

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Winner: Italy



Final: Italy 1-1 France (Penalties: Italy 5-3 France)


Top Scorer(s): Miroslav Klose (5 goals)
Best Player: Zinedine Zidane
Best Young Player: Lukas Podolski
Best Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon

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South Korea/Japan 2002

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Winner: Brazil



Final: Germany 0-2 Brazil


Top Scorer(s): Ronaldo (8 goals)
Best Player: Oliver Kahn
Best Young Player: Landon Donovan
Best Goalkeeper: Oliver Kahn

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France 98

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Winner: France



Final: Brazil 0-3 France


Top Scorer(s): Davor Šuker (6 goals)
Best Player: Ronaldo
Best Young Player: Michael Owen
Best Goalkeeper: Fabien Barthez
 

BlueSea72

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USA 94

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Winner: Brazil



Final: Brazil 0-0 Italy (Penalties Brazil 3-2 Italy)


Top Scorer(s): Hristo Stoichkov, Oleg Salenko (6 goals)
Best Player: Romário
Best Young Player: Marc Overmars
Best Goalkeeper: Michel Preud'homme

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Italia 90

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Winner: West Germany



Final: West Germany 1-0 Argentina


Top Scorer(s): Salvatore Schillaci (6 goals)
Best Player: Salvatore Schillaci
Best Young Player: Robert Prosinečki
Best Goalkeeper: Luis Gabelo Conejo, Sergio Goycochea

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Mexico 86

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Winner: Argentina



Final: Argentina 3-2 West Germany


Top Scorer(s): Gary Lineker (6 goals)
Best Player: Diego Maradona
Best Young Player: Enzo Scifo
Best Goalkeeper: Jean-Marie Pfaff
 

BlueSea72

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España 82

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Winner: Italy



Final: Italy 3-1 West Germany


Top Scorer(s): Paolo Rossi (6 goals)
Best Player: Paolo Rossi
Best Young Player: Manuel Amoros
Best Goalkeeper: Dino Zoff

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Argentina 78

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Winner: Argentina



Final: Argentina 3-1 Netherlands


Top Scorer(s): Mario Kempes (6 goals)
Best Player: Mario Kempes
Best Young Player: Antonio Cabrini
Best Goalkeeper: Ubaldo Fillol

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West Germany 74

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Winner: West Germany



Final: Netherlands 1-2 West Germany


Top Scorer(s): Grzegorz Lato (7 goals)
Best Player: Johan Cruyff
Best Young Player: Władysław Żmuda
Best Goalkeeper: Sepp Maier
 

BlueSea72

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México 70

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Winner: Brazil



Final: Brazil 4-1 Italy


Top Scorer(s): Gerd Müller (10 goals)
Best Player: Pelé
Best Young Player: Teófilo Cubillas
Best Goalkeeper: Ladislao Mazurkiewicz

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England 66

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Winner: England



Final: England 4-2 West Germany


Top Scorer(s): Eusébio (9 goals)
Best Player: Bobby Charlton
Best Young Player: Franz Beckenbauer
Best Goalkeeper: Gordon Banks

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Chile 62

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Winner: Brazil



Final: Brazil 3-1 Czechoslovakia


Top Scorer(s): Flórián Albert, Garrincha, Valentin Ivanov, Dražan Jerković, Leonel Sánchez and Vavá (4 goals)
Best Player: Garrincha
Best Young Player: Flórián Albert
Best Goalkeeper: Viliam Schrojf
 

erskine bear

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Brazil 2014. Mention for russia as i could legally drink and working part time meant boozer for every game throughout the day near enough. Great times
 

ScotiaPapac

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France 98 for me. I was 17 and between school and Uni that summer so the timing was perfect. It was probably the last World Cup where there were still great unknowns, and Rangers could afford to buy ‘names’.
 

vinnie

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Tough one, but Italia 90 for me. First one I remember and the England run, Gazza and Roger Milla(?) made me fall in love with football full time.
 

Mason Boyne

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Italia 90 for me, because it was my first attended ( France 98 being the other) but Mexico 70 has to be up there too.
 

Wazza

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Went to Russia and it was brilliant.

Would love to have been at Spain 82 and Italia 90. The latter was amazing on tv as a 9 year old. Think nigh on every venue from them World Cups is still in use now.

Spain should be given this 2022 farce.
 

fbshd

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I was at 13 different games it Italia 90, and it was fantastic, but have no doubt, for me, the magic of the World Cup all stemmed from Espana 82, and the exploits of Norn Iron.:cool:

FBS
 

Kingdom Bear

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Spain 82 was jaw droopingly good .. the colour, the teams and the atmosphere was amazing

it was back in the day when football wasn’t live on the tv apart from Scottish cup finals and teams had a specific style unique to that country .... first time I ever saw Brazil ... they were just fantastic... it’s something we have lost because of the international aspect of league football now which is a shame
 

Hap Hapablap

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I went for Korea / Japan 2002.

The hosts run to the semi, the Beckham revenge v Argentina, Ronaldinho.

I like the early kick offs as well and I was in Tenerife for 2 weeks of it during the group stages.

Great memories.
 

jefftracy

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78 for me, just magical. A lot of evening games and all that ticker tape every Argentina game, even the BBC tune for it. Obviously Scotland put us through the wringer when we thought we might win the thing.
 

Leeonell Tidy

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Mexico 1970, Brazil! the greatest team ever! I was only 8 but even then I knew I was seeing something special. On a side note, what age was Cubillas of Peru, the best young player? I'm asking cos when he played against Scotland 8 years later was he not about 36?
 

dh1963

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Mexico 1970, Brazil! the greatest team ever! I was only 8 but even then I knew I was seeing something special. On a side note, what age was Cubillas of Peru, the best young player? I'm asking cos when he played against Scotland 8 years later was he not about 36?
That forward line.

Jairzinho, Gerson, Tostao, Pele, Rivelino

Some purists said their centre backs and goalkeeper were rubbish, but they were so good they hardly needed them.
 

Valley Bluenose

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I've gone Mexico 1970, because it was a fantastic tournament. That said, I was at Espana 82, having travelled down from Berlin and spent about 3 weeks sleeping in the back of my car in a beachside car park in Torremolinos LOL, and had a whale of a time.
 

Every Other Saturday

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Voted USA 94. I was 10 at the time and went to Boston a big family holiday. Went to
Argentina v Greece, Argentina v Nigeria, South Korea v Bolivia, Italy v Nigeria and Italy v Spain games and the memories live long. Seeing Maradona in the flesh was amazing. It was a great tournament all round with many highlights.
 
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