Yes, we know it’s already been almost a week since the final. So? We can’t get over it, okay?
5. Robin Van Persie’s diving header
— Danny smith (@doglab)June 13, 2014
— christian (@christivn_)June 13, 2014
RVP belongs to this family!!! pic.twitter.com/yTCLlwODpA— Epic Football (@TheEpicFootball)June 14, 2014
After RVP’s signature goal against Spain, we all should’ve known. This was going to be the World Cup of Goals. In fact, Brazil ended up equaling France ‘98 for the most goals ever at a singe World Cup, few as pretty and none as unique as the flying Dutchman’s.
4. Costa Rica, CONCACAF takes world by storm
Group of Death. pic.twitter.com/evZW9XRTHW— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys)June 20, 2014
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers)June 20, 2014
First the World Cup’s Cinderella beat Uruguay, then Italy. Then they sealed England’s elimination, and waltzed all the way to the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Mexico and the United States also did their qualifying region proud. (We’ll forget Honduras was there). CONQUERCAF, indeed!
3. Tim Howard’s goalkeeping performance for the ages
— mads (@_madisonwalsh)July 2, 2014
— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland)July 2, 2014
Tim Howard could’ve saved my parents’ marriage.— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88)July 1, 2014
America’s No. 1 made 15 saves against Belgium in the Round of 16, the most saves by a World Cup goalie since 1966. And though the USA didn’t advance, he did become the best internet meme of the World Cup, and that has to count for something.
2. Luis Suarez mistakes Giorgio Chiellini for chicken parmesan
I guess any part of the body is up for eating.— Evander Holyfield (@holyfield)June 24, 2014
Suarez going with the ‘if you can’t beat them eat them’ approach.— Sydney Leroux (@sydneyleroux)June 24, 2014
All the proof I need. pic.twitter.com/rqIVc5V6Ye— Red PierreEmilery (@redrobbery)June 24, 2014
— Millz (@Jmmillzz)June 24, 2014
— Paddy Power (@paddypower)June 24, 2014
We don’t need to explain this one, do we? Heck, Suarez even inspired his own version of Pac-Man! Sometimes, some things are just so bad that they’re great.
1. Fuleco just can’t hide his excitement
Sorry, nothing could ever beat this. Fuleco has locked down the title of most outrageous World Cup mascot of all time.