World Cup 2014 countdown: Jimmy Greaves tackles a dog in 1962

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.

Jimmy Greaves tackles a dog in 1962

During England's quarter-final with Brazil at the 1962 World Cup there was a pitch invasion of the canine variety.

A few minutes into the match a stray dog came onto the field, and proved even harder to tackle than Pele.

After escaping the advances of Brazilian goalkeeper Gilmar and then Garrincha, Jimmy Greaves stepped in. The England striker got down on all fours before wrestling the dog to the ground and handing it over to the officials.

But during the incident, the dog urinated all over Greaves and he was forced to play the rest of the match smelling of dog wee.

Legend has it that Brazil star Garrincha found the incident so amusing, he later adopted the dog.