10 Best Moments from Day 20 of the World Cup


1. Goalkeeping performance of the day

Each goalkeeper for Argentina, Switzerland, Belgium and USA kept clean sheets for 90 minutes, but Tim Howard was magnificent for the United States. The Everton man, who's become the face of America's stubborn resolve in this tournament, made save after save after save....

 

2. Hashtag of the day

#TimHowardForPresident. That's all.

 

3. Worst chip of the day

Josip Drmic could have been the hero. Clean through on goal, the Switzerland forward tried to get too clever and produced this lazy, half-hearted chip that was, well, awful. 

 

4. Rabona of the day

Argentina’s match winner Angel di Maria is fast becoming the king of this particular piece of skill. Against Switzerland, for no particular reason at all, he wrapped one leg behind the other and produced this cross (to no one).

 

5. Latest US hamstring victim of the day

USA’s Fabian Johnson became the third American player to be sidelined with a hamstring injury. It’s about time Klinsmann took a look at that…

 

6. Possessed fan of the day

This USA fan wants YOU to support his nation.

 

7. Substitution of the day

Two minutes after coming off the bench, at the start of extra time, Romelu Lukaku had changed the course of the game for Belgium. He created one with a driving run and scored the other with a clinical finish. Difficult to drop the big man again after that.

 

8. Angry reaction to the ref getting in the way of the day

Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri gave the ref a mouthful after he inadvertently stood in Shaqiri’s way as he was launching an attack on the Agentine’s. Cheeky!  

 

9. Front page of the day

The New York Post’s famous headline “USA wins 1-1” after their draw with England four years ago set the standard, but they surpassed themselves with this effort this morning.

 

10. Haircut of the day

Most of you will have seen the phenomenal effort to carve Tim Howard’s bearded face onto the back of a man’s head. Now Lionel Messi has been honoured through the art of hairdressing. Didn’t see this trend coming.