24 best and worst moments of the World Cup 2014

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With the 2014 World Cup now in the bag and Germany crowned as champions, many of us may find ourselves suffering from a slightly empty feeling over the next few days. To help take the sting off the post-World Cup blues, here is a brief rundown of some of the best and worst moments we experienced during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. -Alex Baker, Yahoo Sports

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Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scores the teams first goal with a diving header in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The Flying Dutchman
Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scores the teams first goal with a diving header in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa jumps to save the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match against Brazil at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza, June 17, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Mexico's Ochoa jumps to save the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match against Brazil at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza
Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa jumps to save the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match against Brazil at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza, June 17, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
(L-R) Spain's David Silva, Sergio Busquets, Diego Costa, Andres Iniesta and Xabi Alonso react after Chile's Charles Aranguiz scored his team's second goal during the 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 18, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) TOPCUP
Spain's players react after Chile's Aranguiz scored during the 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match in Rio de Janeiro
(L-R) Spain's David Silva, Sergio Busquets, Diego Costa, Andres Iniesta and Xabi Alonso react after Chile's Charles Aranguiz scored his team's second goal during the 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 18, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) TOPCUP
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Germany's Mario Goetze shoots to score a goal past Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero during extra time in their 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TOPCUP
Germany's Goetze shoots to score a goal past Argentina's goalkeeper Romero during extra time in their 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro
Germany's Mario Goetze shoots to score a goal past Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero during extra time in their 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TOPCUP
(L-R) Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen and goalkeeper Tim Krul of Holland during the FIFA Worlf Cup quarter final match between Netherlands and Costa Rica on July 5, 2014 at the Arena Fonta Nova in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
Jasper Cillessen and Tim Krul
(L-R) Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen and goalkeeper Tim Krul of Holland during the FIFA Worlf Cup quarter final match between Netherlands and Costa Rica on July 5, 2014 at the Arena Fonta Nova in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
Netherlands Arjen Robben controls the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group B match against Spain at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 13, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY )
Netherlands Arjen Robben controls the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group B match against Spain at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador
Netherlands Arjen Robben controls the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group B match against Spain at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 13, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY )
United States' Chris Wondolowski shoots past the goal of Belgium's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, right, during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Chris Wondolowski shoots past the goal of Belgium's goalkeeper
United States' Chris Wondolowski shoots past the goal of Belgium's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, right, during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
England's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Uruguay during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) TOPCUP
England's Rooney celebrates scoring against Uruguay during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo
England's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Uruguay during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) TOPCUP
Julian Green of the U.S. celebrates after scoring a goal during extra time in the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Belgium and the U.S. at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (BRAZIL - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Julian Green of the U.S. celebrates after scoring a goal during extra time in the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Belgium and the U.S. at the Fonte Nova arena
Julian Green of the U.S. celebrates after scoring a goal during extra time in the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Belgium and the U.S. at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (BRAZIL - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Germany's Mario Goetze shoots to score a goal past Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero during extra time in their 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TOPCUP
Germany's Goetze shoots to score a goal past Argentina's goalkeeper Romero during extra time in their 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro
Germany's Mario Goetze shoots to score a goal past Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero during extra time in their 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TOPCUP
(L-R) Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen and goalkeeper Tim Krul of Holland during the FIFA Worlf Cup quarter final match between Netherlands and Costa Rica on July 5, 2014 at the Arena Fonta Nova in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
Jasper Cillessen and Tim Krul
(L-R) Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen and goalkeeper Tim Krul of Holland during the FIFA Worlf Cup quarter final match between Netherlands and Costa Rica on July 5, 2014 at the Arena Fonta Nova in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
Netherlands Arjen Robben controls the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group B match against Spain at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 13, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY )
Netherlands Arjen Robben controls the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group B match against Spain at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador
Netherlands Arjen Robben controls the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group B match against Spain at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 13, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY )
United States' Chris Wondolowski shoots past the goal of Belgium's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, right, during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Chris Wondolowski shoots past the goal of Belgium's goalkeeper
United States' Chris Wondolowski shoots past the goal of Belgium's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, right, during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
England's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Uruguay during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) TOPCUP
England's Rooney celebrates scoring against Uruguay during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo
England's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Uruguay during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) TOPCUP
Julian Green of the U.S. celebrates after scoring a goal during extra time in the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Belgium and the U.S. at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (BRAZIL - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Julian Green of the U.S. celebrates after scoring a goal during extra time in the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Belgium and the U.S. at the Fonte Nova arena
Julian Green of the U.S. celebrates after scoring a goal during extra time in the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Belgium and the U.S. at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (BRAZIL - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Netherlands Arjen Robben controls the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group B match against Spain at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 13, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY )
Netherlands Arjen Robben controls the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group B match against Spain at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador
Netherlands Arjen Robben controls the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group B match against Spain at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 13, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY )
United States' Chris Wondolowski shoots past the goal of Belgium's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, right, during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Chris Wondolowski shoots past the goal of Belgium's goalkeeper
United States' Chris Wondolowski shoots past the goal of Belgium's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, right, during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
England's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Uruguay during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) TOPCUP
England's Rooney celebrates scoring against Uruguay during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo
England's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Uruguay during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) TOPCUP
Julian Green of the U.S. celebrates after scoring a goal during extra time in the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Belgium and the U.S. at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (BRAZIL - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Julian Green of the U.S. celebrates after scoring a goal during extra time in the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Belgium and the U.S. at the Fonte Nova arena
Julian Green of the U.S. celebrates after scoring a goal during extra time in the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Belgium and the U.S. at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (BRAZIL - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Netherlands Arjen Robben controls the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group B match against Spain at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 13, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY )
Netherlands Arjen Robben controls the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group B match against Spain at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador
Netherlands Arjen Robben controls the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group B match against Spain at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 13, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY )
United States' Chris Wondolowski shoots past the goal of Belgium's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, right, during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Chris Wondolowski shoots past the goal of Belgium's goalkeeper
United States' Chris Wondolowski shoots past the goal of Belgium's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, right, during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
England's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Uruguay during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) TOPCUP
England's Rooney celebrates scoring against Uruguay during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo
England's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Uruguay during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) TOPCUP
Julian Green of the U.S. celebrates after scoring a goal during extra time in the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Belgium and the U.S. at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (BRAZIL - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Julian Green of the U.S. celebrates after scoring a goal during extra time in the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Belgium and the U.S. at the Fonte Nova arena
Julian Green of the U.S. celebrates after scoring a goal during extra time in the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Belgium and the U.S. at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (BRAZIL - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

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