Although Skating, Scootering and BMXing are our first ports of call here at SkateHut, there’s no denying that we love a bit of football too.
From chatter throughout the office and warehouse, we’ve picked out SkateHut’s favourite World Cup moments from previous years to share with you!
Joe Cole v Sweden 2006 –
Germany World Cup 2006. The final game of England’s group stages, Michael Owen goes off badly injured after 4 minutes and it’s not looking good. Enter Joe Cole with a volley from way outside the box to open the scoring. England draw 2-2 – but finish top of their group.
David Beckham v Greece 2001 –
“Give that man a knighthood!” The kick that took England to the 2002 World Cup. 2-1 down in the 93rd minute, it looks as if England’s chances of reaching the World Cup group stages are over. After a foul on Teddy Sherringham, Beckham lines up for a free kick outside box – and puts it away – taking England through to the World stage.
Spain v Netherlands 2010 Final –
0-0 with four minutes left to go of the 2010 final, Andres Iniesta rockets in a goal for Spain that wins them their first ever World Cup title, and cements his place as a Spanish football legend.
England Win - 1966
An obvious choice. England’s first - and only – World Cup title. After Geoff Hurst’s hat-trick, England won the final right at home in Wembley Stadium, making them the 1966 World Champions. Let’s hope for a repeat this year!
Gazza’s Tears – 1990
A picture that is synonymous with England’s campaign in the 1990 World Cup. Gazza’s Tears were in response to a yellow card he had just received, however they were felt around the nation as England were subsequently knocked out of the world cup by Germany in this match!
Suarez Handball - 2010
A man with a scandalous history, Suarez denied Ghana the chance of going through to the 2010 semi-finals when he handballed their shot off the line in the final moments of the game. He was sent off for this act and Ghana received a penalty – which they then missed. Suarez’s tears turned to celebrations as he realised his foul had put his own team through to the semi’s!
Diana Ross Penalty Fail – 1994
The funniest of all was during the 1994 World Cup opening ceremony. Part of popstar Diana Ross’s performance was to take a penalty and put the ball in the back of the net, and the keeper clearly had no intention of stopping it. She could hardly miss – but she did! The show went on, and Brazil went on to win the 1994 tournament.
We’re looking forward to watching the World Cup over the course of the next few weeks and can’t wait to see some new outrageous World Cup moments. Come on England!