Here Are the Best World Cup Moments Told Through GIFs

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The World Cup has reached its final days and there have been lots of amazing moments across Brazil over the past four weeks.

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Here is a quick refresher on the best moments told through GIFs.

Flying Dutchman

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PHOTO: Robin van Persie, of the Netherlands, scores a goal with a header

Robin van Persie scored one of the best goals on a header in World Cup history against Spain to help the Netherlands to a 5-1 rout of defending champion Spain.

Dempsey's Toughness

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U.S. captain Clint Dempsey is tough, there's no question about that. His goal against Ghana got things started for the U.S. in what was an epic 2-1 win. Even a kick to the face couldn't stop Dempsey from playing.

Top Goal From Down Under

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Australia may have lost to the Netherlands, but Tim Cahill's goal against the Dutch rivaled van Persie's strike against Spain. You be the judge which was the better goal.

Goals Don't Lie

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PHOTO: The Colombian national team celebrates with a dance after Juan Quintero (#20) scores the team's second goal against Ivory Coast on June 19, 2014.

Colombia has been one of the most entertaining teams at the World Cup -- and not just for its goals. A 2-1 win over Ivory Coast was also a chance to rejoice with a dance. The players channeled Shakira to celebrate both goals.

Shock and Draw

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Silvestre Varela scores a goal in stoppage time to give Portugal a 2-2 tie against the United States, June 22, 2014.

The U.S. was 30 seconds away from reaching the knockout round, but suffered a minor setback after Portugal tied the game 2-2 in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

Game Face

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PHOTO: Mexico's head coach Miguel Herrera celebrates after Mexico's Andres Guardado scored his side's second goal during the group A World Cup soccer match between Croatia and Mexico at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, June 23, 2014.

No one celebrates a goal better than Mexico coach Miguel Herrera. He got to do this three times in his team's 3-1 win versus Croatia to reach the knockout round.

Bite Felt Around the World

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PHOTO: Luis Suarez, left, appears to bite yet another opponent during Uruguay-Italy match, June 24, 2014.

Uruguay's Luis Suarez was at it again. This time, he appeared to bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini that Uruguay won 1-0 to reach the knockout stage.

Making it to the 'Knock'-Out Round

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PHOTO: Two USA team members collide during the second half of the 2014 FIFA World Cup match between USA vs. Germany, June 26, 2014, in Brazil.

The Americans could not get out of their own way against Germany. No matter. The Americans lost 1-0 but still advanced to the round of 16 after Portugal defeated Ghana.

Net Loss

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PHOTO: 2014 FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and Switzerland.

Switzerland held out for as long as it could, but Argentina scored deep into extra time thanks to Angel Di Maria to win 1-0 and advance to the quarterfinals.

American Dream Ends

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PHOTO: The head coach for the US team, Jurgen Klinsmann, reacts during the match against Belgium on July 1, 2014.

The United States put in a great effort at the World Cup, but was eliminated in the round of 16 in a 2-1 overtime loss to Belgium despite Tim Howard's heroics. Of course, the Americans could have won the game at the end with Chris Wondolowski, but it was not meant to be. Klinsmann's reaction says it all.

Germany's 'Seventh Heaven'

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PHOTO: Young fan reacts to German goal.

The Germans steamrolled past Brazil 7-1 in the semifinals and broke the heart of 200 million people in the process. As Germany piled on the goals -- ahead 5-0 at halftime -- Brazil fans were seen sobbing in the stands in Belo Horizonte. As this little boy can testify to, defeat truly never tasted so badly.

Germany's World Cup Winning Volley

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PHOTO: 2014 FIFA World Cup - Germany vs. Argentina: Goal

Mario Goetze scored the World Cup-winning goal against Argentina in the 113th minute of the final. It gave Germany its fourth World Cup title.

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