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Spectacular!

Football is really a game of beauty, amazing and uncertain results. Anything can happen, as did Belgium against Japan in a World Cup Football pre-quarterfinal match on Monday. Just few seconds prior to the final whistle, a highly qualified goal sent the European side into jubilation and  Japan in wailing.
In 1970, West Germany came from two goals deficit to beat England 3-2 in a quarterfinal match. West Germany were 0-2 down after Mullary  and Peters scored for England in the 31 and 49 minute. West Germany struck back in the 68, 82 and 108 minute when netted Beckenbauer,  Seeler and Muller three late goals..
 Eight years ago in 1954 World Cup final, Hungary's Puskas and Czibor scored two quick goals in the 6th and 8th minute for their team. Spectators thought that the repetition of the group match result was likely. But West Germany struck back and scored their first goal in the 10th minute through Morlock. The margin was level in the 18th minute when Rahn scored. He scored again in the 84th minute to cause an upset of that time. The result would have been, however, otherwise, had not the referee disallowed Hungary's third goal.
In 1966, North Korea went ahead by three goals scored by Pak Seung, Li Dong and Yang Seung in the 1, 22 and 25 minute in a quarterfinal match. Then struck back Portugal in the 27 (Eusebio), 43 (penalty), 56 (Eusebio), 59 (penalty) and 80 (Augusto) minute. Many critics have questioned about two penalties. Thus Portugal moved to the semifinals and then lost to England.
The world will see more such records in the days to come.


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