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Worlds Greatest Goals
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
This DVD is a nice time capsule of some of the most memorable goals from World Cups past. This is good for the history buff of the "beautiful game" that is packed with 141 goals from the "Golden Age" of World Cup. If you are new to futbol or soccer than you may learn something about and from the greats like Pele, Maradona, Cruyff, Eusebio, Moore, Beckenbauer and Mueller amongst others that are covered in the years 1966-1986. It is important to note that the coverage is not sequential but rather skips around which if you are not paying close attention can be confusing. Although the focus is on the goals there are plenty of saves, fouls and excitement that is part of World Cup action. The narration is a bit dry in the British style but the play on the pitch creates it's own excitement. Some of the first round play from rarely seen teams like North Korea (yep,them of the evil empire) is pretty odd to see but there is much more footage of the perrenial powerhouses like Germany, Brazil, Italy and Argentina. Essentially this is a historical document that includes important milestones like Brazils 100th goal (a header by Pele) the collapse of a 2 nil lead by England in 1986 in Mexico with 12 minutes to play only to loose to Mueller and Germany, the amazing shots and assists of Pele and the "Goal of the Century" by Maradona where he weaves through five men in defense to score in the quarter finals against England , not to be confused with the "Hand of God" goal (his previous goal in the same match)where he actually gets away with usng his fist to bring a ball down and score a heartbreaking goal against a soon to be defeated opponent. The material looks dated(check out the short shorts) and might not appeal to the generations brought up on super fast and sharp pictures of video games(shouldn't they be called DVD games by now?) but for students of the game it is a masterpiece. It's like foreplay for the World Cup in Germany slated for this summer where you learn about the tradition and rivalries that create the tension for the world's biggest sporting event stage. Check it out and bring on World Cup 2006!!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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This DVD, The World's Greatest Goals, is a wonderful watch. It contains 141 Goals from the likes of Charlton, Hurst, Pele (Maybe the best player ever), Muller, Kempes, Rossi (who scores 6 goals in a three game span in 82), Maradona (Who scores the goal of the century invading 5 defenders to score), Lineker, and many others. The footage is very good and clear, the angles good, the sounds fine and what we get hear is really a good history of the World cup from 1966-1986. All the greats are hear both teams and players. Its a must have sports DVD.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2006
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Great Video Quality (considering that some videos were made in 1966

Good selection of the goals, good narration.

One of the best soccer videos available.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2006
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The video focuses only on Latin America, Central America and Europe. There were countries from Africa playing in this tournaments who scored goals but none of their goals was shown. However, it is a good video. My kids loved it a lot.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2006
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Check this video out with all the best goals ever seen and pretty clear pictures considering the times.....Can't beat seeing the best at what they do best, score "GOAL! GOAL!GOAL!"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 11, 2007
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It doesn't cover the greatest goals but focus on some important games.

It should be titled the greatest soccer games in World cup
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 18, 2007
I bought this DVD for my Scottish-born husband and we were both disappointed. The title is misleading in that the goals featured were NOT that great since they were restricted to World Cup goals. In addition, this DVD was made in the 1980's which allowed for the exclusion of some AMAZING goals. Gee.. I wonder if I can return it for a refund.

Very disappointing. :0(
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2010
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I gave this as a gift to some young soccer girls. They enjoyed it quite a bit and shared it with teammates.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 12, 2008
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To begin with, this DVD is titled deceptively. It should have been titled something like "World Cup Moments, 1966 - 1986." There are thirty or so great goals on this DVD, but they are far outnumbered by unspectacular goals and other footage. Whatever enjoyment the viewer might experience watching those great goals is offset by annoyances like (1) the liberal use of ground-level and close-up shots ruining many goals; (2) switching from a conventional angle to a ground-level angle at the most crucial moments (again, ruining many goals, and frustrating the viewer); (3) the poor, hazy quality of most of the footage; and (4) the atrocious music. Mercifully, the DVD is less than an hour long. The only good thing I can say about this DVD is that it covers six World Cup tournaments. If seeing great goals is your objective, you'll do far better with many other DVDs. Here are a few suggestions:

"FIFA World Cup 2006 - All the Goals" is two hours long; has pristine picture; goals are presented from the most advantageous angles; and the commentary is enthusiastic and well-informed.

"A Decade of Great Goals" covers the first ten years of the English Premiership, and includes dozens of great goals. The second disc contains highlights of the eighteen most exciting matches of this ten-year period, and is the most enjoyable soccer DVD I've watched.

"Champions of Europe" presents the first fifty (1956 - 2005) European club championship finals. It contains many great goals scored by storied football clubs like Real Madrid, AC Milan, Ajax, and Liverpool.

Lastly, "The Untouchables" chronicles Arsenal's unbeaten season (2003 - 2004), and contains two hours of fantastic soccer footage. It includes thirty great goals by Thierry Henry alone!
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on June 16, 2010
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I was a bit skeptical at first to purchase this football DVD but was pleased to find it rather entertaining capturing good coverage of great goals by football's superstars over the years. Good variety, well chosen replays, a memorable keepsake.
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