WORLD CUP 2018

It's been meme-orable

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#1PHOTOS: INSTAGRAM/BRFOOTBALL, PENALTYKICKFC, VALERIO_FUSARPOLI, TWITTER/EIMONOXX, KYLE WALKER, PETERCROUCH, LFC_LION, FACEBOOK/UNCLEPIGPIG
#5 If you ever wondered why VAR decisions take so long, wonder no more. #3 Mohamed Salah gets mummified by Uruguay's Diego Godin and Russia's Aleksandr Golovin after the Egyptians lost their first two matches. Their exit was confirmed by Uruguay's 1-
#2PHOTOS: INSTAGRAM/BRFOOTBALL, PENALTYKICKFC, VALERIO_FUSARPOLI, TWITTER/EIMONOXX, KYLE WALKER, PETERCROUCH, LFC_LION, FACEBOOK/UNCLEPIGPIG
#5 If you ever wondered why VAR decisions take so long, wonder no more. #3 Mohamed Salah gets mummified by Uruguay's Diego Godin and Russia's Aleksandr Golovin after the Egyptians lost their first two matches. Their exit was confirmed by Uruguay's 1-
#3 PHOTOS: INSTAGRAM/BRFOOTBALL, PENALTYKICKFC, VALERIO_FUSARPOLI, TWITTER/EIMONOXX, KYLE WALKER, PETERCROUCH, LFC_LION, FACEBOOK/UNCLEPIGPIG
#5 If you ever wondered why VAR decisions take so long, wonder no more. #3 Mohamed Salah gets mummified by Uruguay's Diego Godin and Russia's Aleksandr Golovin after the Egyptians lost their first two matches. Their exit was confirmed by Uruguay's 1-
#4PHOTOS: INSTAGRAM/BRFOOTBALL, PENALTYKICKFC, VALERIO_FUSARPOLI, TWITTER/EIMONOXX, KYLE WALKER, PETERCROUCH, LFC_LION, FACEBOOK/UNCLEPIGPIG
#5 If you ever wondered why VAR decisions take so long, wonder no more. #3 Mohamed Salah gets mummified by Uruguay's Diego Godin and Russia's Aleksandr Golovin after the Egyptians lost their first two matches. Their exit was confirmed by Uruguay's 1-
#5PHOTOS: INSTAGRAM/BRFOOTBALL, PENALTYKICKFC, VALERIO_FUSARPOLI, TWITTER/EIMONOXX, KYLE WALKER, PETERCROUCH, LFC_LION, FACEBOOK/UNCLEPIGPIG
#5 If you ever wondered why VAR decisions take so long, wonder no more. #3 Mohamed Salah gets mummified by Uruguay's Diego Godin and Russia's Aleksandr Golovin after the Egyptians lost their first two matches. Their exit was confirmed by Uruguay's 1-
#6PHOTOS: INSTAGRAM/BRFOOTBALL, PENALTYKICKFC, VALERIO_FUSARPOLI, TWITTER/EIMONOXX, KYLE WALKER, PETERCROUCH, LFC_LION, FACEBOOK/UNCLEPIGPIG
#5 If you ever wondered why VAR decisions take so long, wonder no more. #3 Mohamed Salah gets mummified by Uruguay's Diego Godin and Russia's Aleksandr Golovin after the Egyptians lost their first two matches. Their exit was confirmed by Uruguay's 1-
#7PHOTOS: INSTAGRAM/BRFOOTBALL, PENALTYKICKFC, VALERIO_FUSARPOLI, TWITTER/EIMONOXX, KYLE WALKER, PETERCROUCH, LFC_LION, FACEBOOK/UNCLEPIGPIG
#5 If you ever wondered why VAR decisions take so long, wonder no more. #3 Mohamed Salah gets mummified by Uruguay's Diego Godin and Russia's Aleksandr Golovin after the Egyptians lost their first two matches. Their exit was confirmed by Uruguay's 1-
#8PHOTOS: INSTAGRAM/BRFOOTBALL, PENALTYKICKFC, VALERIO_FUSARPOLI, TWITTER/EIMONOXX, KYLE WALKER, PETERCROUCH, LFC_LION, FACEBOOK/UNCLEPIGPIG
#5 If you ever wondered why VAR decisions take so long, wonder no more. #3 Mohamed Salah gets mummified by Uruguay's Diego Godin and Russia's Aleksandr Golovin after the Egyptians lost their first two matches. Their exit was confirmed by Uruguay's 1-
#9PHOTOS: INSTAGRAM/BRFOOTBALL, PENALTYKICKFC, VALERIO_FUSARPOLI, TWITTER/EIMONOXX, KYLE WALKER, PETERCROUCH, LFC_LION, FACEBOOK/UNCLEPIGPIG

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IN THE NET

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All aboard the England hype train, as Harry Kane and Co are depicted in the iconic poses of the 1966 World Cup-winning team led by then skipper Bobby Moore.

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Former England striker Peter Crouch with his take on "It's coming home" - a play on the Three Lions' unofficial World Cup anthem.

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Mohamed Salah gets mummified by Uruguay's Diego Godin and Russia's Aleksandr Golovin after the Egyptians lost their first two matches. Their exit was confirmed by Uruguay's 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia on June 20.

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Diego Maradona celebrating Argentina's opening goal against Nigeria is simply the meme that keeps on giving.

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If you ever wondered why VAR decisions take so long, wonder no more.

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Meme on top of a meme: England defender Harry Maguire pokes fun at his own meme, which first went viral after team-mate Kyle Walker tweeted an imaginary conversation between the Leicester man and his girlfriend after the 2-0 quarter-final win over Sweden.

#7

When Neymar met Alisson. Footage of the Brazil goalkeeper went viral after he was spotted stamping on a giant inflatable balloon during their opener against Switzerland. A netizen spliced that with the equally iconic video of team-mate Neymar rolling and a classic was born. WATCH: bit.ly/2utDGnD

#8

Goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo doing his best impression of the Matrix's Neo after making six top-drawer saves as South Korea beat Germany 2-0 in the final Group F game for their first Finals win over Die Mannschaft, knocking out the world champions.

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This may not be the 7-1 humiliation by Germany in 2014, but it is groundhog day for Brazil as their flagging World Cup dreams are crushed again.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 16, 2018, with the headline 'It's been meme-orable'. Print Edition | Subscribe