Best World Cup Goals (So Far)

Spend It Like Beckham look at the best World Cup Goals so far


10. Giovanni Dos Santos – Mexico vs. Holland

The former Spurs man is arguably Mexico’s main man these days donning the number 10 jersey, and he certainly showed why with this fantastic drive from outside of the area:


9. Lionel Messi – Argentina vs. Nigeria

The Argentinian hopes arguably lie on the shoulders of the Barcelona man, and if he keeps producing freekicks as pinpoint as this, then you definitely can’t rule out the 2 time winners:


8. Jermaine Jones – USA vs. Portugal

No one really gave USA a chance of progressing, but Jurgen Klinsmann’s men find themselves in the knockout stages, with this thunderbolt from Besiktas midfielder Jones helping them along the way:


7.  Thomas Muller – Germany vs. USA

Muller is somewhat of a World Cup specialist after taking South Africa by storm in 2010, and he’s scored some fine goals in his time, but the accuracy and placement of this  half volley was something else:


6. Eduardo Vargas – Chile vs. Spain

There have been some great strikes so far in Brazil 2014, but we also all enjoy a great team goal, and Vargas’ goal against the fallen champions of Spain was exactly that:


5. James Rodriguez – Colombia vs. Japan

The Golden Boy of Colombia is certainly stepping up to plate so far at this World Cup, and this sublime finish in their game against Japan is a prime example of his prominence. He turns a defender inside out before cheekily chipping the keeper:


4. Lionel Messi – Argentina vs. Iran

The first name to have 2 goals on our Best Goals of the World Cup (So Far) list is, you guessed it, Lionel Messi. With Argentina looking likely to draw with a stubborn Iranian side, the little wizard unleashes this curling and as he’s done so many times before, saves the day:


3. Tim Cahill – Australia vs. Holland

The former Everton man has been the Socceroo’s talisman for as long as I can remember, and he didn’t disappoint in his last major tournament taking this volley so sweetly that the crossbar is still shaking:


2. Robin Van Persie – Holland vs. Spain

It wouldn’t be a Top 10 Goals list without the Manchester United hitman being in there. He watched this long cross and timed his jump and header perfectly, looping the ball over Casillas in emphatic fashion:


1. James Rodriguez – Colombia vs. Uruguay

Only the second player to have his name on here twice, but no other goal is as deserving as this. The clear frontrunner for Goal of the Tournament thus far, this strike combines power, technique and awareness to create a sublime volley that no keeper in the world would save:


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