World Cup 2014: The 10 Most Memorable Moments

The 2014 World Cup comes to a close this weekend.
The 2014 World Cup comes to a close this weekend.
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We're not sure if it's just the social media buzz, but it sure feels like the 2014 World Cup has been one for the books. From a player with vampire-like tendencies to teams that can really get their groove on, we've been entertained in unexpected ways over the past month of soccer-y goodness.

In anticipation of this weekend's final, we've compiled a list of our favorite 2014 World Cup moments so far. Let us know your own personal favorites in comments section bellow.

See also: 5 Places to Watch the World Cup in Metro Phoenix

10. An inauspicious beginning Brazil vs. Croatia June 12

This year's host country, Brazil, scored the first goal of the 2014 World Cup -- on themselves. In the opening game against Croatia, Brazilian defender Marcelo Vieira made a goal right at the game's onset. Luckily, the team went on to win the match 3-1, but especially knowing how things eventually turned out in the Cup, we can't help but feel this was an unlucky start.

9. The flying dutchman Netherlands vs. Spain June 13

Not only was Robin van Persie's header against Spain one of the most impressive goals of the World Cup, it also quickly became the most viral. In addition to the abundance of memes depicting this truly beautiful equalizer, there was also a run of limited-edition commemorative coins released. (But don't get your hopes up: They sold out in a matter of hours.)

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