Making you wait more than 30 minutes for our top 5 would just be inconsiderate on our part. Without further delay, the top goals from the past two World Cups:

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5. Ronaldinho - Brazil vs. England (2002)
A star is born. Ronaldinho's blast (was it a cross? Nahhhh) from the right wing sealed England's fate soon after halftime.

 

 

4. Esteban Cambiasso - Argentina vs. Serbia-Montenegro (2006)
This goal was more about the journey than the destination. Showing shades of Carlos Alberto's memorable goal for Brazil in 1970, Argentina proved that sometimes, doing it all on your own isn't the only way to create a memorable goal. Watch the clip and be patient.

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3. Jared Borgetti - Mexico vs. Italy (2002)
Borgetti's twisting header to beat legendary Italian keeper Gianluigi Buffon was a 10 on the degree-of-difficulty scale.

 

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2. Joe Cole - England vs. Sweden (2006)
Why not? The Englishman scraped some paint off the woodwork with this long-range strike.

 

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1. Maxi Rodriguez - Argentina vs. Mexico (2006)
Our winner was Argentina's winner in the Round of 16 four years ago in Germany. It came in extra time, it was voted FIFA's goal of the tournament, and it couldn't have been more perfect.