Many Sent Home, Only a Few Stayed
The ground is set for the next round. Those who deserved earned it, qualified for the next round. The competition has become intense. So, get ready for an ultimate nail-biting experience. It has been an epic tournament so far, with a lot of awesome moments and the shockers.
The defending champion – Spain has been sent home early. In addition, fans had expected more from England than they got. Legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Rooney, failed to keep up with the pace of competition. Along with them, many other players affiliated with high expectations couldn’t perform well and the teams were knocked out in the first round of the tournament.
Time to shuffle-up your list of favorites! This battle has just begun. From the epic moments, here are the best and the worst of FIFA World Cup 2014.
Argentina vs. Nigeria is the best matches of FIFA World Cup 2014 so far. The see-saw match for domination was an ultimate nail-biting experience for both Argentinean and Nigerian fans. Thanks to the Legends like Lionel Messi and The Ultimate Equalizer Musa, this will be one of the memorable matches of FIFA World Cup 2014.
No match of FIFA World Cup 2014 can be labeled as worst. Less interesting is the right phrase to use here. Japan vs. Greece was the least interesting match of FIFA World Cup 2014 which resulted in a draw.
Playing a huge role in sending the defending champion home, Netherlands is the best team and a strong contender for FIFA World Cup 2014.
The team with the worst performance throughout the tournament is England. The team packed the bags early in the tournament because the celebrity players couldn’t perform up to the mark.
Best Goal Keeper
Ochoa has been performing outstandingly throughout the tournament. Nonetheless, his performance in the match against Brazil is simply beyond words.
Worst Goal Keeper
One of the best goal keepers in the world, Iker Casillas, failed to support the team with his agility. The renowned goal keeper failed miserably against the brutal attack of Netherlands. Not only this, Casillas helplessly underperformed throughout the tournament.
Robin Van Persie, The Flying Dutchman has scored the best goal of FIFA World Cup 2014 so far, with an astonishing header.
The worst goal ever and probably the most embarrassing moment of FIFA World Cup 2014 was Marcelo’s own goal.
After giving satisfactory performance in his previous matches, Lionel Messi promised an outstanding show – Argentina vs. Nigeria. And guess what. He kept his promise. Lionel Messi is the best player in FIFA World Cup 2014 so far.
Rooney upsets his millions of fans around the globe with poor performance throughout the tournament. After seeing Rooney play, it can be said that he wasn’t even trying to perform up to the good old Rooney-standard.
Best Victory – Worst Failure
When it comes to competition, one has to lose for the other to win. Thus, the best victory of FIFA World Cup 2014 is also the worst defeat of the tournament. And I’m sure that all will agree with me on this one – Spain vs. Netherlands.
The Rising Star
Neymar is surely the rising star of Brazil. Stealing the show with his performance, Neymar has contributed to Brazil’s significant victories.
CR7 has been the biggest disappointment in FIFA World Cup 2014 so far. Not seeing Portugal in the Round of 16 is a huge upset for fans around the globe especially the ones who love to chant for Cristiano Ronaldo.