'Exciting', 'inexperienced' and 'disappointing'. Are those the three words you'd use to sum up the England team? Cambridge University have found the three most-used words to describe each World Cup side. No surprises when it comes to Uruguay.
Semi-final gets the brush-off
There's no point in glossing over it - Argentina v Holland was not a classic whichever way you looked at it.
Cheer up Pablo, you won!
While they were tangoing the night away in the Argentine changing room, Pablo Zabaleta could be found in the corner nursing his split lip from Dirk Kuyt's accidental kick to the chops.
Orgulloso de ser ARGENTINO!!!! pic.twitter.com/wvDVZmr7kR— Pablo Zabaleta (@pablo_zabaleta) July 9, 2014
Diving into a pool of tears
Arjen Robben's son last night discovered that his hair would go the same way as his old man and recede before the age of 21. The poor lad's night was then made even worse when Holland lost the penalty shoot-out.
HEARTBREAK: Arjen Robben's son in tears after the penalty shootout. pic.twitter.com/2jTOsDC58n— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) July 9, 2014
The eyes have it
Be afraid, be very afraid - when Bruno Martins Indi plays mind games, he's not kidding around.
Thatch of the Day
Whoever told Rodrigo Palacio a rat's tail is a good look clearly doesn't like him very much.
— Iwan Thomas MBE (@Iwanrunner) July 9, 2014
Anti-football van Gaal?
From cleverly using water breaks to his advantage, to putting in Tim Krul for the penalty shoot-out - a play, by the way, stolen from Emilio Estevez's Coach Bombay in the Mighty Ducks 2 movie - every move Louis van Gaal made at this World Cup have been lauded by the world's pundits. However, we think his conservative tactics last night were a little extreme...
A taste of what Man Utd fans have got to look forward to next season? pic.twitter.com/bTohWs441H— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 9, 2014
Because she's worth it
Models get scouted in the strangest of places - and now the World Cup can be added to that list. 17-year-old Axelle Despiegelaere's face went viral after she was snapped supporting her beloved Belgium at the World Cup and she's since been offered a modelling contract with global beauty brand L'Oreal.
When he accepted this pre-World Cup offer to advertise a well-known fizzy drink, Neymar might have borrowed the slogan from a rival brand…’what’s the worst that could happen?’ Er…
FACT: The most awkward photo of the year. pic.twitter.com/PyDAOKrAak— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) July 9, 2014
God on their side?
The final is going to be great isn't it? It's going to be Messi v Muller, Aguero v Klose and Pope Benedict XVI v Pope Francis.
See you on Sunday pic.twitter.com/7laFzs8DWS— Filippo Ricci (@filippomricci) July 9, 2014
Tears of a clown
He’s kept us entertained with his schoolboy pranks and fervent singing of the national anthem, but poor old David Luiz was an emotional wreck at the end of the Germany game.
In this heart-wrenching interview (which may not quite be an exact translation) the defender admits he had to get forward as Fred was the only alternative, should have called a taxi for Maicon, but was grateful PSG had not yet found the receipt after wisely deciding to hand Chelsea £50m for his services.
The gift that keeps on giving
Just when he thought it was safe to dip his toe back in the managerial waters, David Moyes was forced back into the shadows by this cruel tweet.
— Sunday League Footy (@SundayChants) July 9, 2014
Klinsmann lauds 7-bun victory
Jurgen Klinsmann celebrated Germany’s demolition of Brazil by getting his family bakery to create some commemorative pastries.
The former national team manager’s dad bought the bakery in Stuttgart when his famous son was 14 – although none of the Klinsmann clan could have anticipated the game in Belo Horizonte would be quite such a cakewalk.
and our bakery in Stuttgart is spot on: pic.twitter.com/8tTsqJgcDa— Jürgen Klinsmann (@J_Klinsmann) July 9, 2014