We're fast approaching the 2014 World Cup final - hopefully, it will prove a match worthy of a blistering tournament packed with shock, surprises, and a seven-goal destruction.
To get us in the mood, here's a rundown of some of the most memorable World Cup final matches to ever kick-off.
West Germany 3 Hungary 2
1954 - Bern, Switzerland
The Story: The Germans returned to international football for the first time since the war and the Hungarians were a dead cert to win.
The Controversy: Hungary was undefeated in 32 games, had won Olympic gold and even beaten W. Germany 8-3 in the groups. But Ze Germans beat them in a final dubbed 'the miracle of Bern'.
Star Player: German coach Josef Herberger, who held back some of his strongest players in the group game, meaning the Hungarians woefully underestimated them in the final. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfjxgT6SDYk
England 4 West Germany 2
1966 - London, England
The Story: You know this one. Our fellow countrymen haven't stopped going on about it ever since. It's simple - we won, they didn't. End of.
The Controversy: With two world wars behind them, there was no love lost between the two countries. International relations were further strained when a third (admittedly very dodgy) England goal was allowed after the ball bounced on the line.
Star Player: Our man Geoff Hurst, who scored the World Cup's only hat trick. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKKuk25rXJk
Argentina 3 West Germany 2
1986 - Mexico City, Mexico
The Story: The 1986 tournament Argentina's second (and so far last) World Cup win.
The Controversy: The match itself was a straight-up kick-about that Argentina won fair and square. How they got there was less fair, after defeating England in the quarterfinals with Diego Maradona's infamous 'Hand Of God' goal (although he also scored the equally famous 'Goal Of The Century' in that game, so he can't be all bad).
Star Player: Do you even need to ask? Maradona didn't score in the final, but he did captain the cheeky Argies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eZhBCqh8l8
France 3 Brazil 0
1998 - Saint-Denis, France
The Story: Ronaldo (the ugly version) was the world's most famous footballer. Before the match he had a seizure, was then dropped from the starting line-up, then put back in, then sleepwalked the entire game.
The Controversy: Was their foul play in making Ronaldo? Did sponsors Nike force Brazil into it? Or did he just have an absolute arse of a game?
Star Player: Zinedine Zidane stole Ronaldo's thunder, scoring two and earning hosts France their first ever World Cup trophy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x7JW0y7vkQ
Italy 1 France 1 (Italy 5 France 3 on penalties)
2006 - Berlin, Germany
The Story: It was Zidane's final ever game as an active footballer. At least he went out with a bang.
The Controversy: With the game into extra time, Zidane headbutted Italian rival Marco Materazzi in the chest, making Zidane the only player to be sent off in two consecutive World Cup final tournaments.
Star Player: Materazzi, for goading Zidane with trash talk about his mum and then making a right song and dance when Zidane lashed out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAjWi663kXc