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Flashes of brilliance from the World Cup

The best goals so far from Germany have not disappointed fans around the world.

In the first round of the World Cup that ends this week, Argentina scored six goals against underdogs Serbia-Montenegro. Ecuador and Ghana beat favored nations in their respective groups, and 20-year-old Spaniard Fernando Torres has enthralled both fans and rivals with his elegant footwork and overall mastery with the ball.

Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano once said that he had become a "beggar for good soccer." In the past two weeks fans have echoed Mr. Galeano's plea: 'A pretty move, for the love of God.' " But above all, they have been yearning for the miracle of a brilliant goal.

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