Moments of The FIFA World Cup - Brazil 2014
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The Show Begins
The 2014 Fifa World Cup officially got under way with the final act saw a performance of official World Cup song "We Are One" by Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Claudia Leitte.
The Flying Dutchman
Netherlands produced a sensational performance to annihilate reigning champions Spain. Robin van Persie equalised with an astonishing 15-yard header that looped over a despairing Casillas.
 
Hat-trick Hero
Thomas Muller scored the first hat-trick of the 2014 World Cup as Germany produced a ruthless attacking display to destroy 10-man Portugal and open their World Cup campaign in style.
 
The Great  Wall of Mexico
Mexico held Brazil to a goalless draw with an outstanding performance by goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who made six saves in this game. Ochoa's save from Neymar's header was compared to Gordon Banks' famous save from Pele at the 1970 World Cup.
Adiós Espana
Spain's dominance of global football was brought to a crushing end as they were knocked out of the World Cup by an impressive Chile.
The Big Bite
Uruguay's Luis Suarez has been accused of biting a player for the third time in his career after an incident with Giorgio Chiellini.
Wonder Strike
Colombia’s James Rodriguez confirmed his status as the World Cup's newest star with a stunning 25-yard left-foot volley, which has been treated as one of the best goal of the tournament.
Heart Break
Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup with a broken bone in his back sustained in the 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia.
Humiliation
Brazil's World Cup dreams ended in humiliating and brutal fashion as Germany inflicted their heaviest defeat in the first semi-final in Belo Horizonte.
The Legend
Germany striker Miroslav Klose becomes World Cup history's record goalscorer with 16 goals in 23 games.
Super Mario
Germany were crowned world champions for the fourth time as Mario Gotze's extra-time winner beat Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final.