• 04 Jun
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    Some of the keener eyed amongst you may have noticed that there’s a little football tournament happening in South Africa next week.

    It’s Brazil vs England and during half time Tim and Moby give you their guide to the World Cup – the history, the fans and a couple of famous World Cup moments.

    Thank you to all the BrainPOP UK fans who contributed their ideas to the movie – we couldn’t include them all although they will probably appear in the supplementary material coming in September. It’s clear that the beautiful game brings out your passion!

    Here are the suggestions in full (minus re-tweets and general banter) from our wonderful @BrainPOP_UK Twitter followers when we asked them…

    @teachology: Gazza blubbing; baggio pen miss; beckham late goal v greece; Zidane sending off; my dad falling off chair after 1966 winner!

    @The_Recommender: Mexican Wave being invented Mexico 86. Nessun Dorma song by 3 Tenors Italy 90. Gazzas tears 90. Zidanes France 98. Pele scoring in 58 final age 17. Geoff Hurst hatrick in 66. Pele’s Brazil thrashing Italy in 70. Maradonna’s 2 goals vs Eng 86.

    @dknights: You could have Moby crying reenacting Gazza’s 1990 moment.

    @deerwood: Beckenbauer playing while wearing a sling and Andreas Escobar (example of football being taken too seriously?)

    @Joga5: The addition of the word WAG into footballing lexicon, Hand of God, Pele and Moore hugging, Roger Milla’s dance when scoring for Cameroon, Lineker getting golden boot

    @chrisleach78: Beckham’s red card, Gazza’s tears, Platt’s goal against Belgium

    @Mark_C: Archie Gemmill’s goal vs Holland, Marco Tardelli’s goal and celebrations, Diego Maradona’s legit goal vs Eng and NOTHING 1966! OR Zidanes goals France 98, France vs WG semi final 1982, Italy vs Brazil 1982, Cameroon vs Arg 1990

    @ianaddison: The hand of god/when they cheated?

    @kenny73: Dave Narey ‘toe poke’ v Brazil. You can ignore the four that then flew past a stationary Alan Rough

    @shalmaneser: When Lineker scored, Bobby belting the ball, and Nobby dancing

    @dawnhalleybone: 66 bobby Moore, hand of god, 3 lions, Brazilian genius and Cameroon

    @digitalmaverick you MUST put Archie Gemmel’s goal against Holland in there and Garincha’s dog 🙂

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