World Cup 2014 countdown: Zico silences Scotland in 1982

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.

Zico silences Scotland in 1982

Scotland fans found themselves in la-la land during the 1982 World Cup.

At the Estadio Benito Villamarin in Seville, David Narey had put them a goal up against the mighty Brazilians. And for 33 minutes the stadium was rocking to the chants of the kilt-wearing masses who wondered if they were witnessing history.

But the 'White Pele' had other ideas.

Zico stepped up and scored a sublime 30-yard free-kick into the top corner. Goalkeeper Alan Rough could only stand and watch as the bagpipes were silenced and the Samba rhythms kicked in. Brazil went on to win the match 4-1.