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30 Shocking Things at the Group Stage of Fifa World Cup 2014

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The World Cup 2014 is now at the Round of 16 Stage. High-ranking countries have fallen, small ones rise up. One footballer became a wall, another turned out to be a zombie. Or a vampire, whatever. With 2 days left to kick off the next stage of the World Cup, let's take a look at some Shocking, Amazing, Hideous and Funny Things during Knockout Stage at Brazil. In chronological order.

Van Persie's dive

The defending Champions lead the first half until Van Persie flew with a header.

Spain Trampled by Netherlands 5-1

Low-ranking Costa Rica beating #7 World-ranked Uruguay in the third day of the World Cup

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Pepe head-butting bad actor Thomas Müller

crippling Portugal in a 10-man team as Pepe was sent out.



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Portugal never answering against Germany, with Germany trumping them 4-0


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USA to be the fifth fastest goal in the World Cup with Dempsey scoring at the 31st second against Ghana


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Germany with the New World Record of Highest Number of matches in the World Cup, with Brazil only falling short of 3 matches


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Thomas Müller doing a hat trick, the first hat trick in WC 2014


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Brazil never scoring against Mexico with accurate striker Neymar Jr. failing attempts against Guillermo Ochoa now famous as "The Wall"

via twitter:@henrymacasiano

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Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev's epic blunder of chasing the ball inside the net in a match against Korea Republic


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Underdog Australia (the lowest-ranking country in the World Cup) scoring 2 against Netherlands


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Spain scoring 0 against Chile

Now holding the World Record of the first country to automatically lose the first two games following after winning the Cup, to be the first country knocked out of the World Cup 2014. Spain is the fifth defending Champion to be knocked out in the Group Stage.

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Colombia dancing Armeiration every time they score



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Uruguay defender Álvaro Pereira playing on after knocked unconscious in a collision with England's Raheem Sterling.


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Uruguay beating England, sending them home (current England team now named the worst England team ever... by English people)


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Costa Rica beating another high-ranking country again, this time Italy on the 9th day


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Switzerland vs. France with the highest number of goals, 7 in a match with France scoring 5


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Dat Ghana dance.



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Ghana in a draw with Germany of score 2-2


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Klose with the New World Record of footballer with the highest number of appearances in the World Cup



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Miroslav Klose equalled Ronaldo’s World Cup scoring record


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Portugal breaking it even at a match against USA in the last additional minute



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Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico to be the only goalkeeper to keep two clean sheets during the first two Group Stage matches


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Neymar Jr being the second Brazilian to score the 100th goal in a World Cup, after Vava


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Costa Rica topping the Group with Uruguay falling behind, Italy and England on the way home


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Luis Suarez of Uruguay biting Giorgio Chiellini of Italy in the last match for Round of 16 qualification. It's his third time to bite someone on the pitch

Ugh, my teeth!

Seriously, he badly needs professional help. He even have to pretend he injured his teeth?

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Nigerian striker Michael Babatunde breaking his arm as he unexpectedly blocked his teammate's long-range shot on goal.


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Arena Fonte Nova, blessed with goals

There's Netherland’s 5-1 victory over Spain, Germany’s 4-0 destruction of Portugal, and France’s 5-2 thumping of Switzerland. Both Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Iran have an average of 0.25 goals per game (with each just scoring 1 goal in 4 matches) but Bosnia and Herzegovina trashed Iran in a match score of 3-1. [fifa]

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With Portugal leading 2-1 against Ghana, USA advances to the Round of 16 even when losing the match against Germany.


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Feghouli of Algeria suffered through head injury in a match vying for Round of 16 against Russia.

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