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German hearts were broken in Dortmund as Italy outlasted the hosts in an epic FIFA World Cup semi-final, in which Fabio Grosso joined Alessandro del Piero in Italian folklore.
We look back to the quarter-finals of Germany 2006 and keeper Jens Lehmann's penalty heroics against Argentina, which saw the hosts advance to the final four.
We turn the clock back to 3 July 1990 and recall Italy's semi-final match with Argentina, which saw Diego Maradona return to his old stomping ground to help break the hosts' hearts.
‘Let’s all have a disco’ reverberated around after 120 minutes, but England had been just seven minutes away from elimination until a pair of Gary Lineker penalties saved them.
The Netherlands, despite playing in Buenos Aires, were the favourites to win this battle of uncrowned countries, but the woodwork and Mario Kemepes helped make it an unforgettable night in Argentina.
African nations, despite a few attempts, had never won a FIFA World Cup game until Tarek Dhiab thrust Tunisia to an unforeseen victory over Mexico.
FIFA.com takes a look at a historic performance
from Teofilo Cubillas and Peru, who ended Argentina's hopes of
reaching Mexico 1970.
In arguably the most dramatic Final in FIFA World Cup history, a hat-trick from a man who Alf Ramsey was urged to drop grabbed England victory over West Germany.
Korea DPR, conquerors of Italy, thought they had taken another almighty scalp, but four goals and an assist from ‘The Black Panther’ propelled Portugal to a thrilling fightback victory.
Brazil were without the injured Pele, but his deputy Amarildo and the unplayable Garrincha helped reverse a deficit against Czechoslovakia.
FIFA.com reflects on an enthralling FIFA World Cup semi-final in 1962, when hosts Chile fell victim to a Brazil side inspired by the excellence of Garrincha.
Hungary had obliterated West Germany in the group stage and raced into a two-goal lead in the Final, but ‘Fritz Walter weather’ aroused a mammoth upset.
An epic showdown was predicted. One of the most riotous games in FIFA World Cup history occurred. Hungary won the six-goal slugfest, but the fighting continued afterwards.
We turn back the clock over half a century to a dramatic and historic match that gave birth to a lasting rivalry between Japan and Korea Republic.
FIFA.com reflects on a pulsating conclusion to France 1938, when Italy beat Hungary 4-2 to become the first team to successfully defend their world crown.
FIFA.com looks back on an 11-goal game between Brazil and Poland at France 1938 that was packed with emotion and eventually belonged to Leonidas.
A Europe-monopolised tournament ended with Czechoslovakia on the cusp of the Trophy but Italy, fielding three Argentina-born players, lifting it aloft.
Argentina led after the first half was played with an Argentinian ball. Uruguay had become the maiden FIFA World Cup winners after the second was played with a Uruguayan one.