World Cup 2014 // Favorite Media Moments

I thought it was only appropriate to recap some of my favorite moments of the World Cup through the media. Enjoy! And let me know if I missed any of your favorites :)

The World Cup isn’t complete without this amazing segment by John Oliver. Worth the 14 minutes!

Media Moments World Cup via Wayfaring With WagnerBest meme after Germany destroyed Brazil 7-1

The semi-final match between Germany and Brazil set many new records including:

  • The largest margin of victory ever in a World Cup semi-final match
  • Germany overtaking Brazil for the most goals in World Cup history (Germany: 223, Brazil: 221)
  • Miroslav Klose scored his 16th World Cup goal, making him the World Cup’s all-time goalscorer
  • Brazil ended its 62-match unbeaten streak when at home (a record since 1975!)
  • The worst loss by a host country
  • Fastest 4 goals ever scored in World Cup history (4 in 6 minutes)
  • 4th straight semi-final match for Germany (reached the semi-finals in 2002, 2006, and 2010 as well)
  • Toni Kroos scored the fastest back-to-back goals (in 69 seconds!) in World Cup history
  • Thomas Mueller scored the German national team’s 2000th goal
  • Miroslav Klose became the only player to ever play in 4 World Cup semi-final matches
  • This was the most watched TV broadcast ever on the ZDF (main TV station in Germany) with 32.57 million viewers (that’s about a third of Germany’s population!)
  • This was the most discussed sports event ever on Twitter with over 35.6 million tweets. I contributed about 10-20 of those tweets :)
  • After the match, German fans were escorted out of the stadium by police due to fear of riots or violence towards them!

These are the best photos of the World Cup Final: CLICK HERE

Media Moments World Cup via Wayfaring With WagnerManuel Neuer hoisting the World Cup!

Media Moments World Cup via Wayfaring With WagnerBest photo of German Chancellor Merkel and German President Gauck with the VICTORS!

Media Moments World Cup via Wayfaring With WagnerPodolski’s selfie with Merkel…so adorable!

Best photos of the celebrations in Berlin after the team arrived back in Germany: CLICK HERE

Interesting newspaper articles:

Guys, I’m sure I’m missing about a million more hilarious photos, videos, tweets, etc. but enjoy this small recap of the World Cup and let me know if I overlooked any of your favorites :)

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