The 2014 FIFA World Cup saw fans in India staying up late into the night to watch the matches. 32 teams played at 12 venues across Brazil. The world now eagerly awaits the outcome of the Germany vs Argentina match scheduled for 14 July 2014 (IST). Here’s taking a look at some of the highlights of this sporting extravaganza.
German Beer is the Strongest
Germany scored five goals in the first 29 minutes of its face-off against Brazil–the fastest any team has ever scored in the World Cup.
German superstar Miroslav Klose became the leading goalscorer in the competition’s history. He scored 16 goals at FIFA 2014.
Costa Rica Rose–Not a Native Flower, But News for Other FIFA Blossoms
Costa Rica entered the World Cup as underdogs but were the surprise package. They emerged from group play having beaten three former World Cup winners.
Spain and England’s Flights Back Home Were Preponed
While die-hard fans flew halfway across the world just to see Spain and England in action, they were left very disappointed. Both teams departed just as quickly as they arrived in Brazil.
Ronaldo, the One-Man Army, Couldn’t Save the Portuguese from the German Missiles
Ronaldo failed to deliver for Portugal. Perhaps his only serious decision during the World Cup was choosing between the aisle and window on the flight back home.
Suarez Turned Dracula on Field
Suarez devoured some fresh Italian meat. In the match against Italy, Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan forward, in an absolutely shocking moment, bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on his shoulder.
Neymar Left Shattered
The man who almost single-handedly carried Brazil to the quarter-finals suffered a shattered back during Brazil’s match against Colombia.
Brazil Played the Tambourine while the Germans Played Football
Brazil crashed out of the competition with a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany. This was, without doubt, the most remarkable defeat in the history of this competition.
The countdown has now begun for the finale of the FIFA 2014 World Cup. It will be interesting to see if Messi is able to fashion a victory for Argentina against the very formidable German team.