10 Most Memorable Moments 2014 World Cup

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 | 1

World Cup Brazil has been one of the most watched and memorable world cup in so many ways, superb goals, attacking football and some controversial incidents both on and off the field. We take a look at top of the most memorable moments which will live with us for a while.

The Flying Dutchman Robin Van Persie:

Defending world champions got the biggest world cup defeat in recent history when 2010 runner ups Holland put up one of the greatest beatings a defending champions has ever suffered. Van Persie headed goal started all off when he scored a header past helpless Iker Casillas from a 40 yarder cross.

Luis Suarez Bite on Giorgio Chiellini:

After guiding Uruguay to a great 2-1 win over England, Suarez became from hero to zero as he pulled off another bite but this time on the world stage when billions are watching. Although he played good football lead Uruguay to 1-0 win over 10 men Italy which resulted in their progress to knockouts but in the meantime he bite Italian defendr Chiellini on the shoulder and referee failed to see the incident but it created a worldwide controversy which lead to a 9 matches ban from international football and 4 months from any football. Here is the complete list of Luis Suarez Scandals

Miroslav Klose’s Record:

Miroslav Klose greatest world cup goal scorer

Heading into the world cup Klose had already scored 14 world cup goals in 3 previous world cups 1 short of Ronaldo’s record goal tally. Klose was expected to play super sub role in the world cup and he came from the bench and scored against Ghana to draw level on 15 goals with Ronaldo. He broke the most goals record in world cup record in the semifinals when he scored against Brazil. Here is how Miroslav Klose scored his all 16 world cup goals

James Rodriguez Superb Goal:

All the world cup commersials and advertising campaigns were focused on Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar to light up the world cup but it was James Rodriguez who truly mesmarised with his silky skills and consistently performances. He ended up winning the golden boot scoring 6 goals for Colombia and he also scored the best goal of the world cup against Uruguay in the round of 16 match. He chested the ball down 25 yards from goal and unleashed a superb left foot volley. James Rodriguez goal video vs Uruguay in world cup

Colombia’s Goal Celebrations:

Colombia played the best football in the world cup by far, they played the attacking brand of football and they literaly scored goals for fun. Take a look at some of their goal celebration specialy the first goal when Pablo Armero scored against Greece and created those fabulous dance moves with his team mates. Check out the colombia goal celebrations in Greece world cup match.

Cameroon’s Shambles:

Probably the worst team in the world cup both football wise and off the field “money” controversies. Cameroon hit a new low in their last group game against Croatia when spurs defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto head butted his team mate Benjamin Moukandjo. Check out this incident in Cameroon vs Croatia world cup match.

Mauricio Pinilla & Brazilian Crossbar:

Inches away from becoming an instant hero, Pinilla struck a superb shot in the dying moments extra time in their round of 16 clash against Brazil unfortunately for him and Chile ball hit the crossbar and game went to penalties where Chile lost in cruel circumstances. Mauricio Pinilla hit the crossbar against Brazil Video

Neymar Injury Effectively Ended Brazil’s World Cup:

The hope and the golden “Poster Boy” of Brazil Neymars World Cup ended with a bad injury when Colombia defender Juan Zuniga challenged Neymar from behind with a raised knee which resulted in a horrific back injury for Neymar who was lead to hospital immediately. After that what happend we all witnessed 7-1 defeat in semifinals and 3-0 defeat in the 3rd place match. Neymar suffered a terrible injury vs Colombia video

Germany 7-1 Brazil:

The scoreline says it all, the biggest defeat in the history of world cup knockout games and the biggest for Brazil ever. 5 goals during 19 minutes of defensive lapses and some superb Germany gameplay in the first half lead to what Brazil’s first home defeat since 1975 and thats 64 competitive matches.

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