The top 5 goals of the World Cup thus far

Brazil 2014 has been one of the highest scoring World Cups to date, and the abundance of goals has resulted in some memorable strikes from…
The top 5 goals of the World Cup thus far

Brazil 2014 has been one of the highest scoring World Cups to date, and the abundance of goals has resulted in some memorable strikes from Day 1.

From rebound volley kicks to incomprehensible headers, here’s a rundown of the best five goals of this summer’s World Cup, so far:

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#5- Lionel Messi vs. Bosnia

Arguably the greatest footballer to ever take the pitch, Messi led his national squad with a stellar 65th minute goal against an upstart Bosnian squad. The shot was his first World Cup goal in eight years, and the striker made sure to break the scoreless streak with style.

#4- Arjen Robben vs. Spain

The Dutch forward’s world class speed was on display as he outran Spanish defenders only to make a fool out of Spanish goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, once he was in the box. The 80th minute strike was just icing on the cake for a Dutch squad that already had a 4-1 lead against the reigning World Champs at the time.

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#3- Haris Seferovic vs. Ecuador

Switzerland’s 92nd minute goal in stoppage time to steal a victory against Ecuador was the latest group stage goal in the history of World Cup tournaments. After a near-score by Ecuador on the opposite end of the field, Switzerland carried out a masterful counterattack, which resulted in a heart-stopping victory.

#2- Tim Cahill vs. Netherlands

The Australian Socceroos haven’t had much to cheer for so far as they’ve lost their first two matches of group play, but Tim Cahill’s goal on Wednesday versus a superior Dutch team provided more than enough excitement. The New York Red Bulls striker leads his team with two goals in two games, and this 20th was one of the most impressive of the tournament so far.

#1- Robin van Persie vs. Spain

The prize for first goes to Arjen Robben’s teammate who got on the end of an impressive 50-yard cross over and with a diving header and put it over the head of an unsuspecting Iker Casillas. Based on its caliber, it wouldn’t be surprising if this goal still stands at first once the tournament’s over.