10 Famous World Cup Moments Involving Newcastle Players

Basically, lots and lots of missed penalties.

Host-nation Brazil and Croatia signalled the start a 30-day carnival of football on Thursday night when they kicked off the opening match of the 20th World Cup with an absorbing contest in Sao Paulo. Newcastle have four participants at the tournament in South America with Tim Krul expected act as second understudy goalkeeper with Holland while Cheick Tiote will be the cornerstone of the Ivory Coast midfield. And it's likely Toon supporters will also take a vested interest in games involving France in order to check upon the progress of Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko. And we can't overlook Shola Ameobi who is playing in his first finals at the grand age of 32 just weeks after he was released by the Magpies following 14-years at St James' Park. There have been plenty of Magpies, past and present, to represent their respective nation at a World Cup and some of them have even written their name into the history books along the way, although they didn't all have a happy ending. With that in mind we've selected the 10 Most Famous World Cup Moments that have involved Newcastle players.

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