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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 / Via

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

2. Wayneing Goals / Via

Wayne Rooney executes a perfect bicycle kick against Manchester City.

3. Bend It Like Cavani / Via

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

4. Cowie in Terror / Via

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

5. Click the Heels / Via

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

6. Going Ahead / Via

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

7. Messi Cleans Up / Via

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

8. No Goals Allowed / Via

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

9. Get Off My Back / Via

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

10. Even When Solo You've Got Hope / Via

American Hope Solo saves a penalty kick.

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

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

12. All The Dribbles / Via

Thierry Henry does all the dribbles all the time.

13. What A Heel / Via

Alex Morgan with a nasty backheel against the Germans

14. Blue vs Red vs Yellow / Via

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

15. Laying Down The Hammer / Via

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

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

That's Fernando Torres with the fancy passing moves.

17. STOP! Hammer Time. / Via

Heath Pearce hits em with the old Shake and Bake crossover

18. You'll Leroux The Day / Via

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

19. Biking Around the World / Via

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

20. Passing Time / Via

Henrik Mkhitaryan with the bomb in the back of net.

21. Neymar Says NOPE / Via

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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