In 1950, the United States were a team of part-timers and England were the favourites to win the World Cup - but a Haitian dishwasher inflicted the greatest shock in the tournament's history.
Right-back Josimar scored two of the best goals of the 1986 World Cup - but he only won 16 caps as sudden success went to the Brazilian's head.
Oleg Salenko only scored six goals for Russia - but they all came in the 1994 World Cup and five in one remarkable game against Cameroon.
Cameroon had never won a World Cup game until they beat Diego Maradona's reigning champions, despite having two men sent off, in the 1990 opener.
Salah sends Liverpool into the Champions League, Chelsea fail again, City reach 100, Wenger's final win and Carrick's farewell - lessons from the Premier League weekend.
Ilhan Mansiz's international career lasted less than three years but he scored the greatest goal in Turkey's history to take them to the 2002 World Cup semi-finals.
Italy contained some of the world's greatest players and no Asian country had won a game at the World Cup - until North Korea shocked the Azzurri in 1966.
Arsenal are undergoing radical transformation with Arsene Wenger going and up to 13 of his players leaving in a year while there is a new structure behind the scenes.
Wenger's happy goodbye, Huddersfield have hope, Man Utd's struggle with the promoted clubs, Tottenham tire again and Hughes is at fault for Stoke's relegation - lessons from the Premier League weekend.
Pep Guardiola has overseen a £450 million overhaul of his record-breaking Manchester City side - but he might not be the Premier League's big spender this summer.
Wenger loses to Mourinho again, City join the 100 club, Chelsea are back in the top four race, Liverpool need a winger and Moore shows Pardew up - lessons from the Premier League weekend.
Arsene Wenger has never won a European trophy and may be denied his status among the managerial greats because of his lack of success in continental competitions.
Giroud displaces Morata, Arsenal's fitting win, Sanchez the big-game player, Spurs' silverware drought and Ings plays like Firmino - lessons from the weekend.
Christian Eriksen is the man for the big occasion and an automatic choice for Tottenham whereas Juan Mata, while a similar player, is often only picked in small games by Manchester United.
United gift City the title, Guardiola's worthy winners, Arsenal's away-day horrors, Alexander-Arnold excels and Giroud shows why he is a super-sub - lessons from the Premier League weekend.
Gabriel Jesus is a bargain, a budding superstar and Brazil's first-choice forward - but he is one of the few Manchester City players to disappoint this season.
Antonio Conte may find it easy to get another job this summer, but mistakes and missteps in Chelsea's troubled year could still damage his standing.
Arsenal need a new captain in the summer and Jack Wilshere should be promoted instead of older players, with Aaron Ramsey as his deputy.
Jose Mourinho has been critical of Manchester City's spending spree - but many have proven to be bargain buys, writes Richard Jolly.
Marouane Fellaini is a unique impact substitute in that he can be both attacking weapon and defensive asset, writes Richard Jolly.
Liverpool sold Philippe Coutinho for £142M and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner and Sadio Mane have proved they did not need to buy to replace Barcelona's new Brazilian.
Chelsea signed Kevin de Bruyne and let him slip through their grasp. But, as they are about to face the Belgian, the big problem is they have stopped making that sort of signing.
Jose Mourinho told barracking Chelsea fans last season that he was still their greatest ever manager - and with Antonio Conte probably going, he is set to retain that title.
Man United miss Pogba, Lucas Moura excels for Spurs, Chelsea's January buys star, Mahrez sparkles on his Leicester return and Pardew's week gets worse - lessons from the FA Cup fifth-round weekend.