Everybody loves a good montage. Whether it's the end of a successful tour , a long-awaited Grand Slam or Emile Heskey on FIFA, when they're done well they can provoke genuine emotion in the viewer. Since that time every four years is fast approaching, here's some of our favourite World Cup montages from down the years.
Italia '90 (RTE)
RTE's collection of the best moments of Irish football's greatest adventure. With Édith Piaf's 'No Regrets' as the backing track, it's guaranteed to raise a few goosebumps.
Italia '90 (BBC)
Introduced by Des Lynam and set to the unforgettable strains of Luciano Pavarotti and 'Nessun Dorma'.
USA '94 (RTE)
A grainy look back at how the national broadcaster wrapped up their coverage of Ireland's involvement in the States.
Britain's favourite Clareman is again on hand to bid farewell to another fantastic four weeks, this time with the help of Rudyard Kipling's 'If'.
Japan/Korea 2002 (RTE)
A real favourite of viewers of a certain age - Feeder's 'Just a Day' perhaps an unlikely accompaniment, but it worked perfectly.
Germany 2006 (RTE)
Moby provides the music for this roundup of a great tournament.
South Africa 2010 (BBC)
Beginning in Soweto, this beautiful piece of television captures what the World Cup meant to South Africans.
South Africa 2010 (RTE)
Not a montage, strictly speaking, but the final Après Match sketch of the 2010 tournament is too good to leave out.