THE FIFA 2014 WORLD CUP
Added on: 29th Mar 2015
SUPER FAST AMERICAN GOAL AGAINST GHANA
It only took Dempsey 32 seconds to score the opener against Ghana.
It was the fastest goal of the tournament and one of the fastest
in World Cup history.
Only two players managed to score 3 goals in one match.
Switzerland´s striker; Shaqiri, scored his hat trick against
Honduras and the best scorer of the German team; Muller,
scored his hat trick against Portugal.
A GIANT INSECT ON RODRIGUEZ´S ARM
The Colombian forward became the World Cup´s best scorer.
However, he got even more public attention after a huge grasshopper
landed on his arm following the scored penalty goal against Brazil.
DAVID LUIZ´S GOAL AGAINST COLOMBIA
The epic free-kick goal from about 35 yards became one the most
amazing goals of the World Cup.
MESSI VERSUS NEYMAR
They were the most watched players of the tournament; teammates in
Barcelona but huge rivals in the World Cup. They both met the fans´
expectations and led their teams to victories. They both scored
4 goals. But the long-desired direct confrontation of these two
soccer superstars never happened.
A BRAZILIAN FAN DIES OF A HEART ATTACK
A 69-year-old supporter of the home team suffered a heart attack when
watching the penalty shootout between Brazil and Chile. At least,
this time there were no suicides as it happened in 1950 after
Brazil lost to Uruguay in the final.
CONTROVERSIAL OPENING MATCH
The first match of the tournament between Brazil and Croatia was
significantly influenced by the Japanese referees. They awarded
Brazil with a very debatable penalty and later on disallowed a
regular Croatian goal.
ENGLISH PHYSIO´S INJURY
When celebrating the equalizer against Italy, popular English
physiotherapist Gary Lewin stepped on a water bottle and broke
his ankle. Strangely symbolic of England´s unsuccessful campaign.
DEMPSEY´S BELLY GOAL
American forward Clint Dempsey scored in the 81st minute against
Portugal and gave his team a 2:1 lead. Nothing special about goals
except that this goal was scored using his stomach.