World Cup 2014 countdown: Massing v Caniggia in 1990

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.

Massing v Caniggia

It was the opening game of the 1990 World Cup and Cameroon were holding on for dear life as they led Argentina 1-0.

With a few minutes left on the clock Claudio Caniggia broke free from the edge of his own box.

One poor tackle came in, but Caniggia skipped past him, then another - but, although knocked off balance, the Argentinean just kept going.

But Caniggia couldn't escape the third.

Benjamin Massing is seen storming across the pitch and then BAMM - Caniggia is sent flying with a challenge so forceful the Cameroonian defender lost his boot. Massing was shown the red card but Cameroon held out for a famous victory.