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World Cup 2014 countdown: Rene Higuita goes from the Scorpion to the cockroach

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.

Rene Higuita

Goalkeepers tend to be an eccentric bunch, but none more so than Columbia's Rene Higuita.

He's the guy who performed 'the scorpion' in front of a shocked Wembley crowd in a friendly against England.

On that occasion his fancy footwork elevated him to fan favourite - but at the 1990 World Cup - he made himself a laughing stock.

1-0 down in extra time against Cameroon, Higuita came well out of his box to help push his team forward. But when trying to get the ball under control, we was robbed by Roger Milla who stormed down the other end to poke it in.

Scorpion to cockroach in a matter of seconds.