Ranking the 10 best matches of the decade in world football

Football fans are in for a treat if the next decade comes anywhere close to producing the type of extraordinary matches we’ve witnessed over the last 10 years. With the decade coming to a close, BetaSoccer takes a look at the top 10 matches from the 2010s:

10. USA 4, Canada 3 (2012)

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The wild women’s semifinal at the 2012 Olympics may go down in history as one of the best matches ever played.

Canada and the United States put on a show for the crowd at Old Trafford, as the two sides battled for a place in the gold-medal game.

With Canada leading 3-2 with under 20 minutes remaining, a controversial series of events saw the Americans tie the match with a penalty. The Canadians were incensed, but it only got worse for them. U.S. star Alex Morgan’s dramatic extra-time goal in the 122nd minute helped the eventual gold medalists advance with a 4-3 victory that won’t soon be forgotten.

9. Tottenham 3, Ajax 2 (2019)