FIFA WORLD CUP
Added on: 27th Jun 2015
The hosts were originally considered the main front runner of the
tournament. Their performances, however, were far away from meeting
the expectations of Brazilian fans. The ultimate disgrace came in the
semi-final against Germany. Brazil lost 1:7 and their golden dream
was mercilessly torn to pieces.
POLITE JAPANESE FANS
Soccer fans do not always have a good reputation for their behaviour.
Supporters of the Japanese team, however, became a shining example
for others when they started cleaning up the stadium after their
country´s matches. Way to go guys.
ZUNIGA AND NEYMAR COLLISION
Colombia´s defender Zuniga hit Neymar so hard that he broke his
vertebra. Consequently, Neymar; the biggest Brazil star and the top scorer
of the team, was out of the game. This might have been one of the reasons
why Brazil was so harmless in the following matches.
Without Silva and Neymar, Brazil went in as underdogs into the semi-final
against Germany, yet they still hoped to keep their golden dream alive.
Instead, they seemingly forgot how to play as Germany absolutely tore
them to shreds in a 7-1 obliteration. It was the highest semi-final
victory in World Cup history.
VAN PERSIE´S BREATHTAKING HEADER
His goal against Spain in the group stage was one of the most
spectacular goals of the tournament.
He was literally the Flying Dutchman.
The Germans left no doubt that their team was the best. They breezed
through the group stage, beat Algeria on round 16, France in the
quarterfinal, they hammered Brazil in the semi and finally they were
crowned world champions (for the fourth time) after their stunning
extra-time victory over Argentina. It was their tournament indeed.
COLOMBIA´S GOAL CELEBRATION
Every player has his own way of celebrating goals but Colombia
was really original. After scoring a goal, their whole team started dancing.
BRILLIANT NETHERLANDS´ GOALKEEPERS CHANGE
With less than 60 seconds of 120 scoreless minutes remaining,
Netherlands´ coach Van Gaal decided to change his goalkeeper,
replacing Jasper Cillessen with Krul. This remarkable decision proved
to be the coach´s masterstroke as Krul caught 2 penalties and got
his team into the semi-final.