The world cup may be behind us in a blaze of glory for France, but their memes and tweets will never leave us. This year was the year of social media, especially Twitter.
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In honor of Twitter’s inaugural “Golden Tweet” awards, we’re taking a fun look back at some of the best tweets and memes of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Let’s start with Kyle Walker’s winning tweet as “Most RT’d Player Tweet!”
Yeah so a good header doesn’t hurt. I mean the moment you head it proper, you feel it’s a good one. Know what I mean love? pic.twitter.com/a5b8UqDjv2
— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) July 7, 2018
England fans had a lot to celebrate this world cup, and they celebrated hard.
England FINALLY won in penalties and their fans celebrated accordingly! pic.twitter.com/bCrsFpTJGx
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 4, 2018
France not only won the cup, but many hearts as well through this video.
🇫🇷😅 Find yourself a squad like the French World Cup team…
— COPA90 (@Copa90) July 14, 2018
That didn’t stop the fact that most wanted underdog Croatia to win.
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) July 15, 2018
Croatia’s Football Federation couldn’t believe where they were to the very end.
— HNS (@HNS_CFF) July 14, 2018
Neymar’s antics on the field made him a naughty boy that everyone just had to meme. The fall even led to the #NeymarChallenge, which had people and pets rolling over in laughter.
— Rodriguez 🇲🇽🇺🇸 (@RRWWE) July 2, 2018
— Andrés Islas (@CapsNarrador) July 7, 2018
— Eduardo Fuentes Silva (@fuentesilva) July 6, 2018
İsviçre Futbol klüpleri alt yapılarında "futbol eğitimi"ne "Neymar egzersizleri" ni de eklemiş!! pic.twitter.com/hpz5cuxUSP
— Nihat Behram (@nihatbehramoglu) July 5, 2018
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Maradona felt his inner Sayan during Argentina matches.
Maradona unchained. pic.twitter.com/AbQR2IJa5L
— やれやれだぜ (@oscar3rikki) June 27, 2018
Maradona is confirmed from WAKANDA! pic.twitter.com/ErNReHCa9A
— SGAG (@SGAG_SG) June 27, 2018
This was one of the most retweeted tweets related to the final match. Unfortunately, many commentators have debunked it as coming out of Pamplona, Spain during a traditional celebration.
Croatia right now… 🙌🏻🥇 pic.twitter.com/WpbozbgRR6
— Ramona (@Baddiekol) July 15, 2018
Even Brands got in on the WC action as well. When Swedish former player Zlatan Ibrahimovic challenged David Beckham to a small bet.
— IKEA Sverige (@IKEASverige) July 6, 2018
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The world cup was full of fun and games.
— Cuanilius Cesar (@Cuanramlee) June 18, 2018
But it was still a tournament that shone a light on the brilliance of teamwork and integrity.
— Fouzia Sheikh (@Fouzia_17) July 16, 2018
Japan and Japanese fans have particularly been beloved at this year’s tournament, being the classiest of countries.
😔 Lost 3-2 in the 90th minute to Belgium.
🗑 Cleaned the dressing room, left the floor spotless….
🇷🇺….and left a “Thank You” note in Russian.
👏 Pure class from Japan. 🇯🇵 pic.twitter.com/SAyppZ5jwW
— SPORF (@Sporf) July 3, 2018
😔 Lose 3-2 in the 90th minute to Belgium.
🗑 Still stay behind and clean rubbish from the stands.
🇯🇵 Take A Bow, Japan Fans. 👏 pic.twitter.com/BsGwUx6MkZ
— SPORF (@Sporf) July 2, 2018
Japanese fans clean up stadium after World Cup draw..
— The GOAT 🐐 (@TheGoatMagazine) June 24, 2018
*Senegal fans also helped clean up the stadiums during their matches as well.