As the world cup comes to a close on Sunday, we thought we would reflect on the top 5 most memorable moments so far.
Kicking us off at number five is Costa Rica. We all love an underdog and these guys had us all rooting for them. Managing to get to the quarter-finals was a huge achievement. Heroically battling to beat Greece on penalties in their second round game, we were sad to see them go.
At number four, we are celebrating the spectacular goals of Tim Cahill (Australia) against the Netherlands, and James Rodriguez (Colombia) against Uruguay. Cahill’s display of skill by latching on to a long ball, and volleying an unstoppable shot that flew in to the goal, has been rated as one of the best throughout the tournament. Rodriguez’s goal was crucial for the Columbian team and propelled them into the quarter-finals; it also came with a fantastic reaction from a Colombian commentator:
At number three, we have a match that this world cup will be remembered for; the absolute obliteration of the home team Brazil by the seemingly unstoppable Germans. As the final whistle ended the game at a whopping 7 – 1 to Germany, history had been made with Klose’s goal seeing him overtake Brazil legend Ronaldo as the leading goal scorer in World Cup tournaments, with 16 to his name.
At number two we have the known nibbler Suarez. Edward Cullen wannabe Suarez was so hungry for the win in the game against Italy that the Uruguayan forward took a bite out of tasty looking Italian Giogio Chiellini.
Coming top of our poll at number one was the opening match. With the electricity in the atmosphere almost tangible and the Brazilian fans and players singing their national anthem full of passion, it was a feel good moment. The home team managed to come back from 0 – 1 to win 3 -1 with two goals from Brazil’s star player Neymar. The Brazilian festival vibe that the whole competition has had, started right here!
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