The absolute best of social media from World Cup 2014

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With a World Cup so full of drama, it was only natural that social media would fully embrace a tournament that has gripped the globe.

Here’s a run down of some of the best bits from around Twitter, Vine and the like as the final approaches:

Spain lose 5-1, Van Persie scores flying header

The web had it’s first chance to explode in just the third game of the tournament as the defending champions were thumped 5-1 by Holland and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie scored an inventive lobbed header:

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Phil Neville’s commentary

The former Manchester United full-back’s tones were so dull even the police mocked him:

 

Miguel Herrera’s sideline show

The Mexico coach’s reactions on the sidelines were among the most GIF’d parts of the tournament, especially when his side played Croatia:

 

 

 

Suarez’s bite

 

 

 

Howard’s heroics

The American keeper made a World Cup-record 15 saves in his side’s last-16 defeat to Belgium, becoming an internet sensation in the process:

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Brazil 1-7 Germany

 

 

 

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