World Cup 2014 countdown: France's shocking defence of their crown in 2002

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.

France's shocking defence of their crown in 2002

France arrived at the 2002 World Cup as defending champions and among the favourites. Yet they failed to score a single goal and were eliminated at the group stage.

 Their limp defence is best remembered for the defeat to Senegal.

The African nation were making their first appearance at a Finals and were given little chance in the opening game of the tournament.

But Papa Bouba Diop's goal in the 30th minute was enough to cause a huge upset, and the colonial undertones to the match made the result all the more satisfying for the Africans.