World Cup 2014 countdown: Eder scores a stunner for Brazil in 1982

Counting down the 100 greatest moments in the history of the World Cup

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.

Eder scores a stunner for Brazil in 1982

During the group stages of the 1982 World Cup, pre-tournament favourites Brazil found themselves a goal down to the Soviet Union.

But the samba-boys weren't to be outdone, hitting back in typically breathtaking style.

The equaliser came from captain Socrates, a 25 yard screamer into the top corner after a couple of feints.

However, as great as Socrates' strike was, it was upstaged just few minutes later by Eder's winner. A diagonal ball into the centre by substitute Paulo Isidoro was dummied by Falcao, before Eder ran onto it, flicked it up and volleyed it straight into the back of the net. A stunning effort that is now commonly regarded as the goal of the tournament.

 

 

 

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