The World Cup is so close you can almost taste it, and the greatest footballing nations on the planet are descending on South America for yet another heart helping of thrills, spills and undoubted surprised.
There's the reason the coming together of the best national sides in the world is generally regarded as the greatest sporting event around, and a large chunk of that is down to the unpredictability of it all. Passion runs wild, heroes are born, villans are made and dreams are shattered - there really isn't anything else which comes close to what Brazil 2014 can promise.
And with kick-off on the opening day now merely 48 hours away, we've come to the conclusion that there's no better time to take a look back at some of the biggest moments ever witnessed in World Cups gone by than the present. There's plenty of juicy content included; goals, fouls, general disregard for the rules of football - it's all there.
Click on to see our slideshow on the Top 8: Most shocking World Cup moments of all time...
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