28 Super Wholesome Things That Happened During The FIFA World Cup

    I stan the Japanese team now.

    1. Mexican supporters got SO EXCITED during a match that it triggered a literal earthquake.

    👀that reaction from the Zocalo in Mexico City to Chucky Lozano's goal.

    2. This reporter gave Messi his mom's good luck ribbon, and then found out that he actually wore it during a match.

    3. A Mexican grandma blessed every member of the team before a game.

    I’m 100% convinced my grandma was the reason Mexico won

    4. These Senegal fans stayed back after a match to clean the stadium.

    #TyCSportsMundial Senegal consiguió un triunfo histórico. Pero sus hinchas en lugar de festejar a minutos de terminado el partido, se encargan de limpiar su sector antes de retirarse. #RESPECT. https://t.co/RiKovpfmoT

    5. And then these Japanese fans did the same thing.

    Classy supporters: Japanese fans cleanup after match while Colombians congratulate them on their victory! 🇯🇵❤️🇨🇴 #TheBeautifulGame https://t.co/vts0RWvRhd

    6. Then when the Japanese team cleaned their dressing room after losing to Belgium, with a note saying "thank you" in Russian.

    This is the Japanese dressing room after losing dramatically to 🇧🇪 in the 94th minute. 100% cleaned. Left with a “thank you” note in Russian. Win with class, lose with class. 🙌 We all ❤️ Japan! 🇯🇵 https://t.co/W9z862Txjx

    7. This Iranian goalkeeper blocked a penalty by Ronaldo after sacrificing so much to get to the World Cup.

    Iranian goalkeeper ,slept in the street, worked in a car wash and was homeless in order for him to make his dream of playing football come true. He ran away from his nomad lifestyle to Tehran and struggled to reach his dream, tonight he blocked a penalty by #ronaldo. #motivation https://t.co/87SplGzB2p

    8. Mexican fans started hyping up Koreans after they defeated Germany, meaning Mexico progressed to the next round.

    The Mexicans found a South Korean outside the stadium 😂

    9. And someone spotted this discount solely for Koreans.

    I’m just out here shopping in Mexico and-

    10. This Egyptian fan was lifted up by strangers during a celebration at the FIFA Fan Fest in Russia.


    11. Iranian women were allowed inside a football stadium for the first time since 1979 to watch their team play Spain.

    12. These ballerinas in the Russian Bolshoi Ballet gathered backstage mid-performance to check on their team.

    Dancers of the Bolshoi ballet following yesterday’s football match backstage during a performance of Raymonda Photo via Bruna Gaglianone https://t.co/icf2QMyTJL

    13. When the Moscow streets basically turned into a giant party, after the Russian team progressed to the quarter-finals for the first time since 1966.

    This journey from the stadium is amazing! Fantastic stuff! Let’s just say traffic in Moscow is moving slowly tonight after that sensational win! Party on! #Russia #Moscow #WorldCup https://t.co/fI5K6My5kf

    14. This girl's match commentary for her boyfriend.

    My boyfriend asked me to text him updates from the #ENGTUN game as he's on his way home. You can't say it's not accurate. #WorldCup https://t.co/fOIUKsMLus

    15. This American grandma found out that the 4th of July shirt that she'd been wearing for 25 years is actually the Panama flag.

    My grandma has worn the same shirt with red, white, blue, and stars to celebrate the 4th of July for more than 25 years. Every year, she wears the exact same shirt. Thanks to the #WorldCup we finally noticed it's the Panama Flag. Over 25 years of treason. https://t.co/j9sLoWo9QY

    16. And this Japanese grandma overheard a Colombian fan practicing how to say "congratulations" in Japanese, and gave her her lucky kimono.

    昨日の試合後、一緒に同行していたとある女性が、コロンビアサポーターの女性に自分が着て応援していた着物をプレゼントする一幕もあったんです。 「試合に負けたのに、彼女からおめでとうって言われたのが本当に嬉しかった。彼女にこの着物を渡したいから通訳してほしい」 71歳。 サッカーって深い https://t.co/f6jphpX5Gy

    17. These off-air Panama commentators, hearing their national anthem being played at the World Cup for the first ever time.

    Narrador y comentarista panameños escuchando su himno nacional ser tocado por primera vez en la historia de las Copas del Mundo. https://t.co/Lz2vHSJDzQ

    18. The Senegal team's dance moves while training.

    #SEN continue to innovate, with the most joyous training methods of any team at the #WorldCup. How can anyone root against them? https://t.co/gOYw5g5nlm

    19. And their super-energetic fanbase.

    These Senegal fans are making enough noise for the whole stadium! Absolute legends! 🥁🎺 #POL #SEN #POLSEN

    20. This tweet, which I can't stop laughing at.

    21. This guy developed a form of sign language so he could act out games in real-time for his blind and deaf friend.

    22. Stormzy pausing his concert in Ibiza to watch England win their match.

    Only Stormzy could stop his #MerkyFestival headline set at @ibizarocks to watch England win the penalty shoot out and then go straight into ‘Big For Your Boots’ 🔥💥🔥💥 https://t.co/MwqBadFzMQ

    23. The BBC newsroom erupting with cheers as England won the penalty shoot-out – even though they couldn't legally broadcast the vision.

    The moment England won the penalty shootouts and the @BBCNews newsroom exploded - as captured by #BBCOS. #ENGvCOL

    24. Everything about Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and all the people thirsting over him.

    25. The Croatian team accidentally took out photographers while celebrating, then apologised with kisses.

    Team Croatia apologizes to photographers after accidentally trampling them celebrating a goal in the #WorldCup

    26. These three best friends spent five years saving money so they could fly to Russia to cheer on South Africa.

    #WorldCup Not a Good at the office for Africa 🌍 but we had so much fun at the 🇲🇦 vs 🇮🇷 match in Saint Petersburg.

    27. This 19-year-old French striker is donating his bonus to a charity that helps disabled children play sport.

    28. And finally, people scrolled back and uncovered old tweets from a British player from back when he was a novice player.

    You deserve it mate xoxo https://t.co/xAQl7CqkLO