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Coca-Cola Memorable Celebrations 36: Lilian Thuram Has A Think

Coca-Cola Memorable Celebrations 36: Lilian Thuram Has A Think

Having never scored for his country before, the defender popped up with two in the semi-final against Croatia back in 1998...

Goal.com, in association with Coca-Cola, are counting down the Top 50 most memorable World Cup celebrations of all time. Les Blues' charge to the final in 1998 almost came unstuck against Croatia until a goal-shy defender suddenly discovered his shooting boots...


36) Lilian Thuram - France (France 1998)

If you're going to break your goalscoring duck, you might as well do so in a World Cup semi-final at home. Better still, why not make it two? Lilian Thuram crept up from the back to equalise for France after Croatia had taken a shock lead a minute earlier. Twenty minutes later he started and finished the move to rifle in a strike which the great Just Fontaine would have been proud of. It proved to be the winner and the defender decided to sit down and have a think about what he'd just done. The brace turned out to be his only goals wearing blue, while France went on to win the World Cup, beating Brazil 3-0 in the final.





You can win an all expenses paid trip to the finals in South Africa by creating your own celebration video. Log onto www.youtube.com/cocacola to post your contender for glory. The crazier the better! The best ones will win a dream trip to the World Cup and there are thousands of runner up prizes of EA FIFA 10 and EA FIFA WC computer games to give away too.

Tomorrow: 35

Missed a goal? Catch up with the Top 50 here.