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Iran recently qualified for Russia 2018 with room to spare, but it was a great deal more dramatic when they played out an epic and highly emotional qualifier in 1997 for a berth at France 1998. We take a look back at an unforgettable night in Melbourne.
In footballing terms, the 1978 FIFA World Cup Argentina
™ Final may not have been the greatest game of all
time, but it is still remembered for the passion and commitment
shown by both sides, and above all the unbelievable atmosphere in
the Estadio Monumental of Buenos Aires.
On 30 July 1966, England became world champions, and they did so after one of the most dramatic finals of all, featuring a last-gasp West German equaliser and the only hat-trick ever scored in a FIFA World Cup final.
Golden Shoe winner Eusebio enjoyed his finest moment of the
1966 FIFA World Cup in a remarkable quarter-final against Korea
DPR. The Benfica striker struck four goals as Portugal overhauled a
three-goal deficit to beat the tournament's surprise
The Final of the 1962 FIFA World Cup Chile between reigning world champions Brazil and Josef Masopust's Czechoslovakia felt like anything but a final, with A Seleção seemingly destined to win after showing their resolve throughout the tournament.
While Hungary's 4-2 win over Brazil in the FIFA World Cup quarter-final in 1954 wasn't an instant classic, The Battle of Berne proved to be a significant moment in international football as it marked the end of the Hungarian heyday and the rise of Brazilian success.