The 2014 World Cup has been one of the best of the modern era, the best World Cup this side of the heroics of Maradona and Pele. It had twists and turns, upsets, destruction, heartbreak and triumph, it was perfect for the soccer fan new and old.
The 2014 World Cup may be one of the most memorable yet. Social media played a huge part as more and more people are becoming connected, it may even have made it more exciting. There were many twists and turns, upsets, destruction, heartbreak and triumph, the perfect combination for any football fan.
All the best moments of World Cup are illustrated by Dipanjan Biswas.
The Flying Dutchman
Netherlands produced a sensational performance to annihilate reigning champions Spain. Robin van Persie equalised with an astonishing 15-yard header that looped over a despairing Casillas.
Thomas Muller scored the first hat-trick of the 2014 World Cup as Germany produced a ruthless attacking display to destroy 10-man Portugal and open their World Cup campaign in style.
The Great Wall of Mexico
Mexico held Brazil to a goalless draw with an outstanding performance by goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who made six saves in this game. Ochoa’s save from Neymar’s header was compared to Gordon Banks’ famous save from Pele at the 1970 World Cup.
Spain’s dominance of global football was brought to a crushing end as they were knocked out of the World Cup by an impressive Chile.
The Big Bite
Uruguay’s Luis Suarez has been accused of biting a player for the third time in his career after an incident with Giorgio Chiellini.
Colombia’s James Rodriguez confirmed his status as the World Cup’s newest star with a stunning 25-yard left-foot volley, which has been treated as one of the best goal of the tournament.
Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup with a broken bone in his back sustained in the 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia.
Brazil’s World Cup dreams ended in humiliating and brutal fashion as Germany inflicted their heaviest defeat in the first semi-final in Belo Horizonte.
Germany were crowned world champions for the fourth time as Mario Gotze’s extra-time winner beat Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final.
Original Article - Moments of The FIFA World Cup Illustrated – Brazil 2014
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