The World Cup is coming, but in the mean time enjoy English forward Michael Owens goal against Argentina in the round of 16, during the 1998 World Cup in France.
by Jorge Belon, News Editor
Its official ninety days till the World Cup starts on Thursday, June 12, with host nation Brazil facing Croatia at San Paulo.
With the World Cup approaching fast and with fans eager to see what greatness will come out of the land of Samba this June and July. Here is a brilliant moment in World Cup history.
Eighteen year old British forward Michael Owen exploded on the international scene in the 1998 World Cup in France.
However, the young speedy forward would score a goal against Argentina in the round of 16 that would display his brilliant footwork and speed as he torched the Argentine defense.
The Chester, England native received a pass right below the middle of the field. Immediately Owen began to sprint with the ball towards the goal.
He shrugged of one Argentinean defender with his strength and eluded another defender with a quick hesitation move, and then suddenly he cut to his right to completely shake off the defender.
While keeping his balance the Liverpool F.C. striker would finish the play off with a powerful strike to the top left hand corner of the net; leaving Argentinean goalie Carlos Roa hopeless, and giving England and early 2-1 lead at the 16 minute of the first half.
Regardless that England would end up losing the game to Argentina in penalties and get eliminated; Owens goal would give the English fans something to remember from the France 1998 World Cup.
Enjoy watching the video of Owens goal against Argentina by clicking on the link above.
The countdown to Brazil carries on, as June 12 gets closer by every second that passes.