From the World Cup, Champions league to events such as the Premier League, football is universally one of, if not thee, most popular sport in the world.
As well as its popularity, the sport is also historic and not short of unforgettable moments, wins and even losses that made great television and suspenseful betting, that can be placed on Infogol.
Establishing the best of these moments is near impossible as people support different teams and have different levels of interest in the sport, but here are some undeniably memorable matches.
World Cup Final – England vs West Germany
In 1966 the World Cup Final took place at Wembley Stadium in London on July 30th and was the show-down between England and West Germany to determine Which team was going away the World Champions and the Jules Rimet trophy.
This game will always be a historic for Britain as we got to witness our team bring home the win on home soil, the same can’t be said for Germany. In front of 96,924 fans in the audience and 32.3 million watching at home, England won their first FIFA World Cup (and to date, their only international title) with a score of 4-2 in extra time, making this game the most-watched event in history.
The game started in England’s favour after they won the coin toss and the game only going to draw in the 89th minute with a score of 2-2, leading the game into extra time. England scored three goals in the extra time yet one was not counted, causing arguments throughout the crowds, yet didn’t prevent England winning the title, some will say home advantage, but we say, good game boys.
European Cup Final – Real Madrid vs Frankfurt
This game is widely regarded as one of the greatest football matches of all time, but why?
The 1960 Cup Final saw Real Madrid and Frankfurt face-off in Glasgow and result is a huge 7-3 win to Madrid, making it their fifth consecutive win, a streak that remains unbeaten.
Frankfurt made it into the final with a phenomenal 12-4 win against the Rangers (Scotland), but their lead was short-lived when they played against Real Madrid.
Real has held a prestige place in the football hierarchy as it has always been regarded as a very talented team, with some of its players being thought of as the best there is, they really can play football.
World Cup Semi-Final – Italy vs West Germany
The semi-finals of the 1970 World Cup, held in Brazil, Italy and West German competed for a spot in the final and a chance to win the World title.
Italy stole the game with a final score of 4-3, five of those total goals being scored in extra time. Italy led the game with 1-0 for the majority of the match, until Germany snuck a goal nearing the end, leaving the game on 1-1.
During the game, a German defender suffered a foul, resulting in him dislocating his shoulder and playing the remainder of the game in a sling. After an extra 30 minutes was added to the game, the game stepped up with goals being scored here, there and everywhere. The game ended with a close 4-3 to Italy, all the excitement during the last half an hour, but an unmissable game none the less.