We continue our countdown to Brazil by looking back at some of the greatest goals and moments in World Cup history.
Eight years ago, Argentina looked destined for glory when the 6-0 drubbing of Serbia sent them top of Group C ahead of the Netherlands.
The game's second goal, rounded off by Esteban Cambiasso after a passage of 26 slick passes, remains one of the finest team goals produced on the biggest stage.
Sadly, the South Americans bowed out at the quarter-final stage on penalties, despite playing some fancy football, following a 1-1 draw against Germany.
A van containing hundreds of thousands of Panini World Cup stickers was stolen during a delivery in Rio de Janeiro.
England stars such as Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and Gary Cahill will be among the world's first elite athletes to undergo new doping test regimes that scientists hope will cut out the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport.
Ricky Martin's new single, 'Vida', will appear on the official FIFA World Cup album, 'One Love, One Rhythm'. The video for the song was filmed on location in Rio de Janeiro. What can we learn from it? He loves life, does Ricky.
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