World Cup 2014 countdown: Lothar Matthaus crowns incredible relationship with the World Cup in 1990

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.

Lothar Matthaus crowns incredible relationship with the World Cup in 1990

The German midfielder Lothar Matthaus holds the record for the most appearances in the World Cup.

In total, the former Inter Milan and Bayern Munich general played 25 matches in the tournament.

His crowning moment came in the 1990 World Cup in Italy, where he spurred his side to victory. As captain of the side, he personally scored four goals before lifting the trophy after victory over Argentina in the final at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

 

 

 

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