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Updated on Jul 12, 2018. Posted on Jul 12, 2018

30 Photos From The First Half Of The World Cup That Will Make You Nostalgic Already

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Brazilian coach Tite holds his Mexican counterpart Carlos Osório's face, before the quarter-finals match between the two teams.

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Neymar celebrates the first goal of the Brazilian victory against Mexico.

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Hernandez and Guardado of Mexico grieve their team's elimination. In the background, Brazilian forward Casemiro celebrates.

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Colombian defender Yerry Mina celebrates the goal he scored during stoppage time in the game against England, tying the game and taking it into overtime.

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Goalkeeper Pickford stretches to successfully block the kick from Colombia's Bacca, qualifying England for the quarterfinals.

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Midfielder Uribe, who also missed his penalty attempt, covers his face with his hands.

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Lloris, from France, watches the ball pass by to stuff the goal after an indefensible kick by Argentina's Dí Maria, tying the game 1-1.

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Griezmann and Messi vie for the ball during the quarter-finals.

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French star Kylian Mbappé celebrates France's third goal against Argentina—it was the game's second turnover, which ended 4-3 in France's favor.

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Uruguay coach Óscar Tabárez, who has a degenerative disease that makes movement difficult, walks back to the bench with the help of a crutch.

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Suárez and Godín celebrate a Uruguayan goal against Portugal in the quarterfinals.

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Cristiano Ronaldo helps Cavani—who scored Uruguay's two goals for a 2-1 win against Portugal—leave the field after an injury.

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Japan's forward Haraguchi reacts after their second goal against Belgium. At that moment, the Japanese were winning 2-0.

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During second-half stoppage time, midfielder Fellaini rises above Japan's players to turn the game around 3-2 for Belgium, who qualified to play against Brazil.

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Belgians celebrate their upset against Japan.

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Diego Costa, from Spain, scraps for the ball against Russian defender Sergey Ignashevich.

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Spain's midfielder Koke hides his face after missing his penalty kick against Russia, who emerged victorious.

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Russians embrace in ecstasy after qualifying for the quarterfinals.

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Croatia's Mandzukic gives a celebratory roar after his goal against Denmark. The game ended in a 1-1 tie in regular time, and Croatia won on penalties.

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Forsberg, who made the only goal in the 1-0 Sweden vs. Switzerland match, outruns his opponents.

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Tony Kroos of Germany walks away after their 2-0 defeat to South Korea in the group stage, while the Koreans celebrate eliminating the 2014 World Cup champions.

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Serbia's Tadic tries to talk to Neymar after the Brazilian forward falls to the ground.

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Colombian Falcão García, wearing jersey #9, celebrates after scoring against Senegal in the group stage.

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Sweden's goalkeeper Olsen watches the ball from Tony Kroos's free kick enter the net during stoppage time against Germany. Germany won, 2-1.

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Nigeria's star player Ahmed Musa scores the team's second goal against Iceland during the group stage.

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Sabaly, from Senegal, helps Japanese defender Hiroki Sakai to his feet.

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Switzerland forward Xherdan Shaqiri's cleats. The left foot displays the Swiss flag—the team for which he plays—while the right shows the flag of the Republic of Kosovo, whose independence is not recognized by Serbia. Shaqiri was fined after celebrating a goal against Serbia by making a hand gesture in reference to Kosovo.

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Iceland's Halldorsson leaps to block the penalty kick launched by Lionel Messi.

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Mexico's Lozano celebrates the team's only goal during their first-round match against Germany.

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The ball kicked by Cristiano Ronaldo scores at the 43-minute mark of the second half; Spanish goalkeeper De Gea can only watch. The match ended in a 3-3 tie, and all three Portuguese goals were scored by Ronaldo.


This post was translated from Portuguese.

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