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50 HD Photos Of Brazil 2014's Biggest Moments

Revel in the nostalgia of possibly the greatest ever World Cup...

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Via SplashNewsOnline

Just when the Opening Ceremony couldn't get any more underwhelming, J-Lo and Pitbull join Brazilian star Claudia Leitte onstage for a song. It's strange having to get used to awful ceremonies after London 2012.


Via Independent

Cameroon coach Volke Finke watches the first of three defeats for his side, in the pouring rain against Mexico. "Current mood: Cameroon coach" become an internet joke for a couple of hours.


Via GetFootballNewsFrance

Karim Benzema scores the first World Cup goal to be decided by goal-line technology. Four years late for Frank Lampard and England, but France profit nicely, beating Honduras 3-0.



Luis Suarez, a major doubt before the World Cup, plays most of the England game, and scores twice to sink the Three Lions and ultimately knock them out. It was England's worst performance at a World Cup since 1958.


Via Telegraph

Arjen Robben becomes the centre of a storm after it's claimed that he dived to win the Netherlands a last-minute penalty against Mexico. Mexico had been leading all game, but late goals from Sneijder and Huntelaar sent the Oranje through.


Via Guardian

Manuel Neuer raises eyebrows with "sweeper keeper" tactics against Algeria; Germany are taken to extra time, where they eventually dispose of the last African side in the competition, 2-0.


Via BBC's not enough to keep America in the competition though, as Belgium win 2-1. Howard becomes a national hero though, even receiving a phone call from President Obama, who congratulates him for his performance.

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