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World Cup Greatest Goal : Amokachi loses to Owen

. Fails to advance to next round



Daniel Amokachi’s World Cup goal against Greece at the 1994 edition failed to make it to the next round of the best goal  ever scored in a FIFA World Cup tournament.

Amokachi’s goal was knocked out by the goal of ex-England striker, Michael Owen against Argentina at France 1998.

The votes were decided on the official FIFA World Cup Facebook page.

The former Everton striker would have faced Dutchman Giovanni van Bronckhorst in the last sixteen.

Amokachi represented Nigeria at the 1994 and 1998 editions of the World Cup and scored two goals against Greece and Bulgaria.

He was the only African along with players from Europe and South America shortlisted by FIFA.

Those left in the race are van Bronckhorst, Ronaldinho, éder Aleixo de Assis, Edmílson, Manuel Negrete, Dennis Bergkamp,  James Rodríguez and Teófilo Cubillas.

FIFA will announce the winner on Sunday, April 8.

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