Spain 2 – 3 Nigeria


Blessed are the people of Nantes who witnessed this masterpiece. Attempting to build on their impressive showing at USA ’94 (two minutes from beating the Italians in the second round), the Super Eagles were up against the team that everyone considered the group favourites. Cue 90 minutes of hysterical back and forth with goals including a bobbly free kick, an insane left foot volley and a butterfingery own goal nightmare. By the 78th minute, you could’ve forgiven them for settling for a draw, but no. Sunday Oliseh smashes an unstoppable thunderbastard from miles out to finish it off, topping it off with a Marco Tardelli-esque celebration.