In a World Cup full of twists and turns, it’s time to look back on some of the stranger moments of World Cup 2014.
The James Rodriguez Grasshopper
After taking a penalty against Brazil, James Rodriguez was joined in his celebrations by the giant insect which latched onto his arm. Making a brilliant cameo appearance, the grasshopper went completely unnoticed by Rodriguez who continued the game unaware.
The only thing that would have made this moment any better would have been if the insect had been noticed by the penalty taker and a panic ensued amongst the team.
Once again, Luis Suarez provided further evidence that he is in fact half-rodent, biting another unexpecting victim on the pitch. His reputation is now laughable and the responses on Twitter only condemned him more.
Things Tim Howard Could Save
Following an incredible display against Belgium, Twitter users once again reacted in spectacular fashion and created the hashtag: #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave.
Just when you thought the Suarez memes could not be bettered, enter Tim Howard…
It was just a pity he couldn’t save the two Belgium goals.
The Pepe Headbutt
It’s almost rare these days that Pepe doesn’t manage to get himself into the book for violent conduct. The centre-back couldn’t even control himself within the first game of the World Cup, headbutting Thomas Muller after a challenge and saw a straight red.
Pepe still has a long way to go before he can live up to Zidane’s benchmark, but with a new season just round the corner it won’t be long before we see him back in (and promptly out) of the action.
Thomas Muller Falls
Despite the goals and the top form performances from the German this year, Muller is proof that even the greatest can fall sometimes.
Muller’s fail undermined what looked to be a complex freekick tactic the Germans had been practicing and was left blushing after the incident.