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World Cup 2014 countdown: Archie Gemmill wonder goal against the Dutch in 1978

Counting down the 100 greatest moments in the history of the World Cup
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The World Cup in Brazil is coming into view and everyone is hoping this summer's carnival can take its place among some of the great tournaments of the past.

That won't be easy though, as this series will testify. In the run-up to the tournament, we're counting down the 100 greatest World Cup moments.

Check out our latest instalment below, and for any you missed, see the gallery at the end of the article.

Archie Gemmill wonder goal against the Dutch in 1978

Scotland's greatest World Cup moment came against the Dutch at the 1978 Finals.

To guarantee progress from their group, Ally MacLeod's side needed to win by three goals - no easy task. And it got worse when they went 1-0 down after 34 minutes.

Kenny Dalglish pulled one back just before half-time and Archie Gemmill put the Scots into the lead. But it was his next goal that will forever be remembered.

Gemmill picked up the ball on the right and with his first touch skipped past one defender. He then cut in on goal, beating another man before fooling two more to go in on goal. One-on-one, he was calm enough to take another touch before unleashing the ball past the keeper.

It was a goal of top class and one that had Scotland in touching distance of the next round. Unfortunately they conceded a couple of minutes later and their time in the tournament came to an end.