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World Cup 2014 countdown: Roy Keane storms off after row with Mick McCarthy in 2002

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.

Roy Keane storms off after row with Mick McCarthy

Ireland's preparations for the 2002 World Cup were a shambles, brought on by of all people, their captain.

Roy Keane, unsatisfied by the training facilities ahead of the tournament let his feelings be known to manager Mick McCarthy, who later claimed in his diary that he had "never seen any human being act like this before, never mind a footballer."

Keane apparently told him: "I didn't rate you as a player, I don't rate you as a manager and I don't rate you as a person." He also reportedly said something about sticking the World Cup somewhere unpleasant.

McCarthy sent his best player home, Keane vowed he'd never return, and a dog called Triggs was taken on a lot of walks.