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.
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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…
[🎥: @equipedefrance] pic.twitter.com/XlPtaTpbqk
— COPA90 (@Copa90) July 14, 2018
That didn’t stop the fact that most wanted underdog Croatia to win.
Supporters in the upcoming #WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/Rh6oHOUWWP
— Karan Talwar (@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.
On a level of 1 to 8 what level Neymar do i feel like? 6 #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/BCXCiEe32u
— ⭐⭐Rodriguez 🇲🇽🇺🇸⭐⭐ (@RRWWE) July 2, 2018
Acá con el #NeymarChallenge de @LMFOXSports ⚽️ Actuación de primera, casi como @neymarjr 😂#BRA #Rusia2018 pic.twitter.com/7saQYRSRuz
— Andrés Islas (@CapsNarrador) July 7, 2018
Con @AHoffmannv probando el #NeymarChallenge en @adnradiochile #CiudadanoADN pic.twitter.com/Et9TnALaCn
— 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 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 (@crvbenny) 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.
Yo @Ibra_official. When Sweden wins and you bring @davidbeckham we will treat you with Köttbullar and lingonberry. Hope medium size is okay?
— IKEA Sverige (@IKEASverige) July 6, 2018
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The world cup was full of fun and games.
This is what actually happened when Allison try to pop the balloon 😂 #WorldCup #BRA vs #SUI pic.twitter.com/xqMQhx4nl1
— Cuanilius Cesar (@Cuanramlee) June 18, 2018
But it was still a tournament that shone a light on the brilliance of teamwork and integrity.
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic wins everyone's heart with her super sporting attitude at World Cup final ceremony. #WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/0I39Y23jBs
— 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
*Senegal fans also helped clean up the stadiums during their matches as well.