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Pies’ Top 10 Goals Of The 2014 World Cup Group Stage

By Chris Wright

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Yep, it’s in there, don’t worry…

The 2014 World Cup has seen a record 136 goals scored in the group stages, topping the previous highest amount scored in the opening bouts – 130 back in 2oo2.

Given that we’re faced with the perfect juncture, Pies thought we’d take stock and compile our Top 1o.

The top three are pretty much a given, but have a peruse and see what you think…

10. Karim Benzema vs Switzerland

Not a goal in the strictest sense of the word as it was scored a nano-second after the final whistle, but we melted over Benzema’s gorgeous sweeping technique.

In fact, the referee should have allowed it to stand on artistic grounds…

9. Miroslav Klose vs Ghana

If just for the record-equalling enormity of it. A routine tap-in it may well have been, but it was a routine tap-in that just felt BIG…

8. David Villa vs Australia

There’s something comfortingly inevitable about David Villa scoring a crafty flick at a major tournament and it saddens us to think it will never happen again…

7. Ahmed Musa vs Argentina

Musa is making quite a name for himself at the tournament, and cracking goals like this will surely see him leaving Russia for pastures more illustrious before next season…


6. Lionel Messi vs Iran

Messi does a Messi…

5. Xherdan Shaqiri vs Honduras

Power Cube by (nick)name, Power Cube by nature…

4. Asamoah Gyan vs Portugal

If only for the absolutely achingly beautiful outside-of-the-boot cross from Kwadwo Asamoah that preceded it. Pass of the tournament right there…

Reverse angle…


3. James Rodriguez vs Japan

Superb solo jinker, served with a side order of filthy chips…

2. Robin van Persie vs Spain

Of course…

1. Tim Cahill vs Holland


Agree/disagree? Feel we’ve missed a blindingly obvious goal out?

Feel free to call us all the names under the sun in the comments below…

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By Chris on June 27th, 2014 in Featured, GIFs, Newsnow, Top 10s & lists, 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.

8 Responses to “Pies’ Top 10 Goals Of The 2014 World Cup Group Stage”

  1. Clint Dempsey says:

    Why no love?

  2. yo says:

    Jermaine Jones?

    • bryan says:

      I was thinking the same. That Jones goal was a cracker. COME ON CHRIS! We Americans need to know we did something good.

  3. jones says:

    Brahimi vs south korea was a great team move

  4. Delgie says:

    Pogba’s oustide of the boot chip for Benzema’s 2nd vs. Switzerland was pretty dope too!

  5. Patrick says:

    Jesus, never enough for you Americans, is it?

    • SDMichael says:

      That’s right….zero goals on this list is not enough.

      Will you England fans be watching the knockout rounds at the pub with Wayne, Stevie, and the boys?

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