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21 Absolutely Bonkers Soccer GIFs

Soccer is on the rise here in the States. And what's better to promote the awesomeness that is "the beautiful sport" then some mind-melting gifs?

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1. ZZ Top

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That's French superstar Zinedine Zidane absolutely destroying Pavel Nedvěd with an Allen Iverson like cross-over.

2. Wayneing Goals

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Wayne Rooney executes a perfect bicycle kick against Manchester City.

3. Bend It Like Cavani

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Edinson Cavani out bends Beckham on this curveball of a free kick.

4. Cowie in Terror

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UNC Player Indi Cowie juggling the hell out of a ball.

5. Click the Heels

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Lionel Messi passes it off like he was channeling the spirit of Steve Nash.

6. Going Ahead

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Abby Wambach smashes in a header off of a wicked cross.

7. Messi Cleans Up

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Messi showing off again. This whole thing could just be Messi, but I'll refrain.

8. No Goals Allowed

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This Arsenal FC player (Abou Diaby possibly) pulls off the rare defensive bicycle kick to perfection.

9. Get Off My Back

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Christiano Ronaldo gets something off his back that's been bothering him for a while.

10. Even When Solo You've Got Hope

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American Hope Solo saves a penalty kick.

11. Do The Two Step? More Like 29 Step!

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Ronaldo showing off the moves he just learned at a Samba class.

12. All The Dribbles

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Thierry Henry does all the dribbles all the time.

13. What A Heel

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Alex Morgan with a nasty backheel against the Germans

14. Blue vs Red vs Yellow

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Dider Drogba and Frank Lampard combine to give Manchester United the ol' "one-two".

15. Laying Down The Hammer

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Mia Hamm utterly fools this goalkeeper who never had a chance.

16. If At First You Don't Succed Try Again

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That's Fernando Torres with the fancy passing moves.

17. STOP! Hammer Time.

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Heath Pearce hits em with the old Shake and Bake crossover

18. You'll Leroux The Day

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Sydney Leroux demolishes the ball and shreds the defense on this goal.

19. Biking Around the World

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic throws down a 30 meter bicycle kick for the goal. Insane. Higher-quality gif here

20. Passing Time

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Henrik Mkhitaryan with the bomb in the back of net.

21. Neymar Says NOPE

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Neymar confounds two hapless defenders.

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And of course, Shakira singing the Official Song of the 2010 World Cup.

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