Ranked! The 15 greatest World Cup goals you’ve probably forgotten

Dario Rodriguez Uruguay vs Denmark 2002
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Goals at the World Cup come in all shapes and sizes, with some of the best living on in tournament folklore as staple features of any highlights package, while others are curiously overlooked. 

Everyone remembers Diego Maradona's solo effort against England, Michael Owen slaloming through the Argentina defence and Dennis Bergkamp’s sublime control and half-volley, but there are plenty of impressive goals that seem to have slipped most minds. 

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Sean Cole

Sean Cole is a freelance journalist. He has written for FourFourTwo, BBC Sport and When Saturday Comes among others. A Birmingham City supporter and staunch Nikola Zigic advocate, he once scored a hat-trick at St. Andrew’s (in a half-time game). He also has far too many football shirts and spends far too much time reading the Wikipedia pages of obscure players.

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