The FIFA World Cup 2014 is getting to its final stage, with Germany and Argentina qualifying for the final which is going to be played on 13th July, 2014 at Maracanã, the World famous Brazilian stadium. Although Germany has reached 5 consecutive semi-finals in the last five major football tournaments, they haven’t won anything in the past 20 years. So almost everyone is expecting them to win this World Cup, considering the quality of individual footballers they have in their squad.
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On the other hand, Argentina has reached the World Cup final for the first time after 24 years (they have last played the finals in 1990 against the West Germany and lost the game). With fine attacking footballers like Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, they also have a chance of revenging their loss in the 1990 World Cup Final.
In this World Cup, we have witnessed some tremendous individual goals and team goals. Now, lets take a look at the six best goals of this tournament.
Best Goals Of FIFA World Cup 2014:
1) Robin Van Persie Against Spain:
The Dutch Captain, Robin Van Persie’s flying headed goal against the previous World Champions Spain is arguably the best goal of the tournament (I am saying arguably because the finals and the third place play-offs haven’t been played). With Spain dominating the game, Robin Van Persie flew and met the curling ball from Daley’s Blind cross to given Netherlands the advantage in the game. Many people considered this as a most remarkable effort and I think we will never see a better headed goal than this in our life.
2) Tim Cahill Against Netherlands:
The Australian player, Tim Cahill scored the sweetest volley of this tournament in the game against Netherlands. The beauty of this goal is that Cahill scored the volley with his left foot from a 40 yard pass and it flew inside the goal after hitting the underside of the bar. Many people have called his goal as the Marco Van Basten effort of World Cup 2014.
3) Arjen Robben Against Spain:
Arjen Robben scored a beauty of a goal against Spain by showcasing his blistering pace and cool composure. Robben with this extreme pace (37km/h and he is now the fastest footballer in the world) has made up the five yards advantage the last defender Sergio Ramos had, took the ball towards goal and scored the goal past two defenders on the line by showing cool composure.
4) James Rodríguez Against Uruguay:
James Rodríguez (Nick named King James) has shown his ability to this world by scoring a fantastic volleyed goal against Uruguay. The ball after a bit of bubbling around the Uruguayan box came to Rodríguez, who was facing his own goal. But still he had the presence of mind to check the goal keeper position by glancing over his shoulder and then in the blink of an eye, he turned and scored the goal off the underside of the crossbar from a fierce left-foot volley.
5) Lionel Messi Against Iran:
The little genius, Lionel Messi scored one of the best goals of the tournament against Iran. Considered as the weakest team in the World Cup 2014, the Iranians almost found a way to held the Argentinians from scoring for 90 minutes. But against the genius of Messi, they couldn’t completely held the Argentinians at bay as the little Genius dropped his shoulder in the penalty box edge, jinked past a defender and scored a brilliant goal by firing a glorious curling shot from his left foot.
6) David Luiz Against Colombia:
David Luiz, the gifted Brazilian defender scored a wonderful goal from one of the finest free kicks you will ever see in a world cup match. He scored the free-kick from 30 meters out and into the top left hand corner of the net. His goal sealed Brazil’s victory against Colombia and took them to the Semi-finals of this World Cup 2014, which they have eventually lost to Germany.
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