World Cup 2014 countdown: Italia '90 and the World in Motion

Counting down the 100 greatest moments in the history of the World Cup

Simon Rice@simonrice
Wednesday 05 March 2014 02:00

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 World in Motion

World Cup songs are as much a part of the Finals as injury scares, penalties and the excessive drinking of lager.

Yet it's rare that they get it right. In fact, it's only truly happened the once (Baddiel and Skinner's 'Three Lions' was for the Euros). New Order's World in Motion was a true classic. A genuinely good song was combined with some memorable cameos by members of England's 1990 World Cup squad - most notably John Barnes' rap.

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