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Japan turning over Germany, Saudi Arabia dismantling Messi & Argentina - it's the biggest World Cup upsets of all time

Down the years, the World Cup has had a habit of throwing up some of the greatest upsets the sport has ever seen, as form, reputation and confidence all go out of the window in an instant, and so-called smaller nations seize their opportunity on the biggest stage.

These are games and moments that have been immortalised and re-lived time and time again, with teams and individual players written into the tournament's folklore.

Here, GOAL runs through the most shocking turn ups for the books in the competition's gilded history...

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