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January 1, 2014 at 4:43 PM

It’s a World Cup year!

Here is the extended version of a World Cup promo from ESPN that ran during Wednesday’s broadcast of the Rose Bowl.

It’s a World Cup year, of course. Let the countdown begin and anticipation grow.

According to a news release, here are some of the moments included in the clip:

Pele and his triumphant celebration in 1970
Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer and Dutch captain Johan Cruyff exchanging flags moments before the 1974 final
Diego Maradona and his brilliant performance for Argentina in 1986
Zinedine Zidane, whose epic performance for France led the host country to win the Cup in 1998
Andres Iniesta, whose beautiful strike sealed Spain’s first World Cup title in 2010
Cameroonian striker Roger Milla’s famous dance in 1990
Dutch legend Johan Cruyff’s immortal turn in 1974
— England striker Geoff Hurst’s record-setting three-goal performance in the 1966 World Cup final
Dutch striker Dennis Bergkamp’s memorable touch against Argentina in 1998
Carlos Alberto’s wonder-strike for Brazil in 1970
Paolo Rossi hoisting the cup for Italy in 1982
And Landon Donovan’s celebration after his last-gasp winner against Algeria earned the U.S. Men’s National Team a place in the single-elimination rounds in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

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