World Cup 2014 countdown: The 1982 'fix' between West Germany and Austria

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.

The 1982 'fix' between West Germany and Austria

The final group game meant a win for West Germany over Austria would see both teams progress to the next round at the expense of Algeria.

So when Horst Hrubesch gave the Germans the lead after 10 minutes, both teams decided it wasn't worth trying for the next 80.

One of the worst ever games was played out in what was an obvious fix. Algeria protested but Fifa turned a blind eye and the result was allowed to stand.