World Cup Archives: South Korea's Golden moment

"Has ever a goal been more golden?" asks Peter Drury? Well, maybe, but this one was pretty special.

Underdogs South Korea took Italy to extra-time after it finished 1-1 in the 90 minutes -then Ahn Jung-hwan popped up to score a golden goal and take the hosts into the quarter-finals.

The striker played for Italian club Perugia at the time and owner Luciano Gaucci cancelled his contract after he dumped Italy out.

Gaucci was quoted as saying he had "no intention of paying a salary to someone who has ruined Italian football".

World Cup Archives: Bergkamp's magic in 1998

After winning the Premier League and FA Cup double with Arsenal in 1998, and collecting his PFA and FWA Player of the Year double for the same campaign, Dennis Bergkamp lit up the World Cup in France with a breathtaking late goal to seal Holland's semi-final spot.

World Cup Archives: Njanka's solo goal in 1998

When great World Cup goals of years gone by are discussed, Pierre Njanka's solo effort in 1998 rarely crops up.

The former Cameroon international's strike against Austria in the group stage remains one of the finest scored by a central defender at any World Cup.

World Cup Archives: Brazil 4-1 Italy - a minute-by-minute report of the 1970 final

'A teamsheet that reads like a modernist poem' - Brazil, 1970, the definitive World Cup winners.

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This is an edited extract from 'And Gazza Misses The Final', a collection of minute-by-minute reports from classic World Cup matches written by Rob Smyth and Scott Murray (Constable, £8.99).

The book includes 22 full games – starting with Brazil v Uruguay in 1950 - and a series of magic minutes involving Pele, Benjamin Massing and other greats. Below is an account of the 1970 final between Brazil and Italy, played in Mexico City before 112,000 spectators.

World Cup Archives: Conti's peach gets Italy going in 1982

Italy won their third World Cup in Spain in 1982. Former Roma winger Bruno Conti scored the Azzurri's first goal of the tournament, in their 1-1 Group 1 draw against Peru.