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The Great World Cup Goals, #15: Chiqui Arce (Paraguay) vs South Africa, 2002 (Video)

By Chris Wright

International Soccer - Friendly - England v Paraguay

One of the great unsung dead-ball specialists of the relatively recent past, two set-pieces from Francisco “Chiqui” Arce saw Paraguay go 2-0 up over South Africa in the opening Group B fixture at the 2002 World Cup: the first being a pinpoint far-post cross for Roque Santa Cruz to head over the line and the second being this wonderful direct free-kick which crashed in off the bar from an improbable angle…

Here it is again, this time in slightly higher definition GIF form…

Lovely strike. The angle of the run-up just makes it.

More in the series…

#1 – Maxi Rodriguez (Argentina) vs Mexico, 2006
#2 – Saeed Al-Owairan (Saudi Arabia) vs Belgium, 1994

#3 – Giovanni Van Bronckhorst (Holland) vs Uruguay, 2010
#4 – Pierre Njanka-Beyaka, (Cameroon) vs Austria, 1998
#5 – Nelinho (Brazil) vs Italy, 1978
#6 – David Platt (England) vs Belgium, 1990
#7 – Alessandro Del Piero (Italy) vs Germany, 2006
#8 – Javier Zanetti (Argentina) vs England, 1998
#9 – Manuel Negrete (Mexico) vs Bulgaria, 1986
#10 – Emmanuel Sanon (Haiti) vs Italy, 1974
#11 – Josimar (Brazil) vs Northern Ireland, 1986

#12 – Maicon (Brazil) vs North Korea, 2010
#13 – Dennis Bergkamp (Holland) vs Argentina, 1998
#14 – Dragan Stojkovic (Yugoslavia) vs Spain, 1990

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By Chris on May 27th, 2014 in Featured, Newsnow, Retro, Top 10s & lists, Videos, World Cup. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

One Response to “The Great World Cup Goals, #15: Chiqui Arce (Paraguay) vs South Africa, 2002 (Video)”

  1. Sjakie Meulemans says:

    It’s good, but it’s nowhere near most of the other ones in this list!

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