World Cup 2014 countdown: Portugal's incredible comeback against Korea DPR in 1966

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.

Portugal's incredible comeback against Korea DPR in 1966

On two occasions, teams have come back from three goals down. Austria did it against Switzerland in 1954, but it is Portugal's comeback against Korea DPR in 1966 that makes our 100 moments.

The Koreans were the surprise package of the tournament, having advanced from the group stage thanks to a shock 1-0 win over Italy.

Next up was Portugal, with the winners reward a place in the semi-finals against England.

Few gave Korea a hope before the game, believing they had already over-reached their potential in the tournament. But the 51,000 in attendance at Goodison Park were stunned when after just 25 minutes the Koreans were 3-0 up. The Liverpool crowd were loving it, preferring a meeting with the Koreans for their beloved England, rather than Portugal.

Yet it wasn't to be, thanks to the exploits of Eusébio (the eventual Golden Boot winner) who was in the form of his life. He hit back with four goals before José Augusto made sure of the win with the fifth on 80 minutes.

 

 

 

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