World Cup Soccer 2014 in Brazil was drama from the first match to the last. Remember Phantom Fred and his Oscar nominated Paper Cut Penalty against Croatia? What about Van Persie’s Flying Goal or Tim Cahill’s Volley? We do.
Check out all the highlights, video’s and infamous snap shots of the FIFA World Cup, 2014. More added every day of the World Cup.
World Cup 2014 Soccer Quotable Quotes and Memorable Moments
Brazil vs. Croatia
”If that was a penalty, we should be playing basketball. Those kinds of fouls are penalized there.” ~ Croatia coach, Niko Kovac.
- BragBet returns money to those betting on Croatia due to controversy over Fred’s Dive Penalty.
Mexico vs. Cameroon
“Halftime, Actual score: 0-0. Metaphysical score: something like 4-1. Sorry, Mexico.” ~ Jerry Hinnen, CBS Sport.
Spain vs. Holland
“Dutch Total Football just kicked Tiki-Taka in the face, threw it down the stairs, and set fire to its bleeding corpse.” ~ Greg Jenner.
The World Cup is halfway done and there have been lots of amazing moments. Spectacular goals, wonderful player celebrations and even biting that highlight just some of the action that has taken place across Brazil.
Robin van Persie scored one of the best goals on a header in World Cup history against Spain to help the Netherlands to a 5-1 rout of defending champion Spain. The Netherlands have qualified to the knockout round following a 3-2 win over Australia. Spain was subsequently eliminated following a 2-0 loss to Chile.
U.S. captain Clint Dempsey is tough, there’s no question about that. His goal against Ghana got things started for the U.S. in what was an epic 2-1 win. Even a kick to the face couldn’t stop Dempsey from playing. Dempsey will be in the lineup when the U.S. plays Germany today in a do-or-die game.
Australia may have lost to the Netherlands, but Tim Cahill’s goal against the Dutch rivaled van Persie’s strike against Spain. You be the judge which was the better goal.