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In terms of what happened on the pitch, vampiric stuff aside...

Holland smashing the current world champion Spain 5-1.

Germany smashing the host Brazil 7-1 on their way to a deserved title.

Götze's goal in the final.

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- Brazil president Dilma getting booed in the opening game

- Netherlands beating Spain 5-1

- Ochoa saving everything against Brazil

- Suárez biting Chiellini

- Costa Rica winning their group and losing no games

- Germany crushing Brazil 7-1

- Klose becoming the top World Cup goalscorer ever

- Netherlands crushing Brazil 3-0

- Brazil president Dilma getting booed after the final

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Netherlands won 5-1 against Spain PMLF :)

Yes, I fixed a minute later, I had copied and pasted the Brazil 0-3 Netherlands line and forgot to change the score.

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Jonathan Pearce's astonishing stupidity regarding goalline technology.

This. Still makes me smile and laugh just thinking about it.

When BBC or someone do the World Cup Funniest/Greatest moments you just know this will be right up there for the sheer stupidity.

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Spain being knocked out early, a team that had won the last 3 major football championships, one of the best teams of modern times and the 5-1 hammering from the Dutch is one that will be remembered from this tournament

Brazil collapsing so badly against Germany in the Semi Final, would be surprised if you see anything like that in a SF of a major championship for a while. Depending on what happens to Germany in the future, you could say this tournament was the start of their domination if that ends up happening

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Yeah Netherlands 5-1 against Spain, and Van Persie's goal.

England Vs Italy, and Uruguay.

Germany 7-1.

Portugal falling apart in the very first game.

Costa Rica and their bamboozling of every opponent that played them.

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As with most other people the Ned - Spa and Bra - Ger games stand out. Van Persie's header and Cahill and James' volleys stand out from the goals. Pepe's headpush on Mueller is more memorable as an event to me as I was actually watching the game but the Suarez bite will live longer.

The winner for me though, the footage of Cristo Redentor 'holding' the setting sun. Just beautiful.

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Marquez's foul on Robben, talk about the worst possible time to not give a defender the benefit of the doubt against a notorious diver.

Best possible time to tell a leg-kicker that he finally went that little bit too far with his umptieth foul :)

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Not the best quality but I couldn't find many gifs of it. This is one of my most memorable moments:

123621-John-Brooks-goal-emotional-cel-6sVb.gif

Others include James' goal, Robben's dive v Mexico, Costa Rica in general, Tim Krul's unsporting penalty conduct as well as him being subbed on, 7-1 and Gotze's finish. Other stuff too but these are the most prominent ones.

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Not the best quality but I couldn't find many gifs of it. This is one of my most memorable moments:

123621-John-Brooks-goal-emotional-cel-6sVb.gif

Others include James' goal, Robben's dive v Mexico, Costa Rica in general, Tim Krul's unsporting penalty conduct as well as him being subbed on, 7-1 and Gotze's finish. Other stuff too but these are the most prominent ones.

pretty awful gif, can't see the goal at all

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Best possible time to tell a leg-kicker that he finally went that little bit too far with his umptieth foul :)

lol, fair point, Marquez does have a bit of a deserved reputation but to his credit he did manage to get through Mexico's run in the tournament without kicking anyone in the junk which was a remarkable act of restraint from him.

I don't like seeing the officials deciding the outcome of games and that's what happened in Netherlands v Mexico. If they're going to let the players play then let them play, the call against Marquez is memorable to me because of the non-calls in similar situations earlier in that game with fouls in the area which were far more blatant than what Marquez did to Robben. If they're going to get strict all of a sudden then at least apply it evenly and card Robben for simulation because he deserved a card for that play just as much as Marquez did.

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lol, fair point, Marquez does have a bit of a deserved reputation but to his credit he did manage to get through Mexico's run in the tournament without kicking anyone in the junk which was a remarkable act of restraint from him.

I don't like seeing the officials deciding the outcome of games and that's what happened in Netherlands v Mexico. If they're going to let the players play then let them play, the call against Marquez is memorable to me because of the non-calls in similar situations earlier in that game with fouls in the area which were far more blatant than what Marquez did to Robben. If they're going to get strict all of a sudden then at least apply it evenly and card Robben for simulation because he deserved a card for that play just as much as Marquez did.

Also fair, but Robben will rightfully have felt he deserved to get -at least- one penalty during that match. As he's a specialist in -there's enough contact to call this a foul, down I go- there's a great element of stupidity to Marquez' challenge. Clumsy. I think it was actually a penalty though. Screaming 'diver dives!' doesn't make it an actual dive.

Oranje had Mexico on the ropes at that point anyway, they likely would have scored in extra time. At the end of the day, there was no injustiça ^^

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Also fair, but Robben will rightfully have felt he deserved to get -at least- one penalty during that match. As he's a specialist in -there's enough contact to call this a foul, down I go- there's a great element of stupidity to Marquez' challenge. Clumsy. I think it was actually a penalty though. Screaming 'diver dives!' doesn't make it an actual dive.

Oranje had Mexico on the ropes at that point anyway, they likely would have scored in extra time. At the end of the day, there was no injustiça ^^

Robben did earn a penalty earlier in the game, it wasn't given. Mexico also deserved one earlier in the game, it wasn't given. If the referee is going to give a make-up penalty to the Dutch then he should also give a make-up penalty to Mexico, not doing so is in effect deciding the outcome of the game as I see it.

You're right that saying the diver dived doesn't mean that he did in fact dive but in that case Robben did really dive. He was fouled but nowhere near hard enough to justify the theatrics that followed.

I don't see a lot of European national teams but I do see a lot of teams in the Americas and I don't think Mexico was in as much trouble as you think they were and I have a hard believing that the Dutch would have been able to run with Mexico throughout extra time. Mexico knows how to handle the heat and it was very hot that day. If the penalty isn't given then how long do you think the Dutch would have been able to push guys forward? The penalty was awarded relatively early in extra time, after that they had the luxury of sitting back and they didn't exactly set the world on fire during the first 90. I don't think it's a foregone conclusion that the Dutch would have scored in extra time but that doesn't matter anyway, what matters is what did happen not what might have happened. There was injustice there in my opinion but overall a very entertaining tournament.

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Dry Hererra rolling around on the ground in celebration.

The look of disbelief on John Brooks' face after scoring the winner against Ghana

That third German goal against Brazil. It was Holy S Brazil is not only going to lose but get run off the pitch

RvP diving header

English trainer injuring himself in celebration. Such a "only England" moment.

Neuer's Sweeper Goalie exhibition against Algeria

The Bite

Uruguay player (Perierra?) looking like he would kill somebody if not allowed to return to the game after being knocked unconscious

Gotze's sweet chest trap

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pretty awful gif, can't see the goal at all

The goal isn't what is important - it's his reaction and what it clearly means to the player that he has scored.

The goal isn't what's memorable, it's Brooks' reaction and the mouthing of "oh my god" that is memorable.

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Sabella's fall.

Bill O'Herlihy's last broadcast.

Mondragon

The fact that there is no such thing as an ugly Colombian woman*

Chile costing me a fortune by not scoring against the Dutch

*Waiting for someone to disprove this

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The goal isn't what is important - it's his reaction and what it clearly means to the player that he has scored.

The goal isn't what's memorable, it's Brooks' reaction and the mouthing of "oh my god" that is memorable.

I'm pretty sure he was joking :D

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I tried to start a discussion on it - http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/394464-Rio-in-Rio - but I guess people just weren't interested unfortunately :(

I enjoyed it fwiw. Rio is very likeable. As a City fan I've never really cared for him but since he became a pundit I've found him rather likeable :thup:

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Brazil/Germany game will be the one thing that sticks out the most for me

I actually reckon that will be the moment that most take away from this, on the night of the game I was getting Twitter flash up with people involved in US sports who never mention "soccer" but they were going mental for it. The idea of seeing lots of goals and Brazil getting humiliated seems to bring out a crowd

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I actually reckon that will be the moment that most take away from this, on the night of the game I was getting Twitter flash up with people involved in US sports who never mention "soccer" but they were going mental for it. The idea of seeing lots of goals and Brazil getting humiliated seems to bring out a crowd

Probably because Brazil is so overrated as a national team that those that don't follow football closely and many who do think Brazil is like the USA Man's basketball national team.

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The mainstream USA finally showing signs of "getting" it regarding this sport.

Their fans were the loudest in the tournament - The noise on my TV when Brooks headed the winner against Ghana was off the page.

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Pinilla crashing that shot off the Brazilian crossbar in the dying seconds of extra-time. Desperately unlucky for Chile, but the saving grace is it meant we got to laugh at possibly the poorest Brazil team I can remember emulating the Keystone Cops in the Semi-Final.

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