France, led by Michel Platini, took on the notoriously tough-tackling West Germany in the 1982 semi-final.
The 1994 World Cup final in Los Angeles was a tepid affair and the outcome was only going to be decided one way.
The first World Cup final descended into a 'Battle of the Balls' in Montevideo.
Diego Maradona, responsible for some of the most impressive goals in World Cup history, also scored on of the most infamous.
Few realise that Madonna's 1986 worldwide hit 'Papa Don't Preach' was a diatribe against the team-talks of Haitian despot Papa Doc Duvalier at the 1974 World Cup. 1. Madge already has North Korean nice guy Kim Jong-il firmly in her sights this time around as she favours an expansive approach to the game, while the Supreme Leader embraces a more conservative approach.
Diego Armando Maradona has been called many things - a cheat, a criminal, and the most talented footballer the world has ever seen.