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#FIFAWorldCup2014 Week 1 Recap: Friendly Fire, Flying Kicks, And Weird Mascots!

A lot went down in the early stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but these ones are the clear winners!
by Ash Mahinay | Jun 19, 2014
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The dust has settled on Week 1 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with all the teams done playing their first games. What have we learned? It’s a good time for goals!

Here’s a recap of how the groups look leading into Week 2, and all the good stuff that went down!


GROUP A

Brazil is first as expected, but the fan favorites haven’t convinced skeptics 100-percent with their sometimes-shaky display against Croatia. The Mexicans are second, but they aren’t heavily favored over the two other teams, so there’s still all to play for in round two.

DAY 2

Cameroonian midfielder Alex Song elbowed Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, but that didn’t stop the striker from scoring in their 4-0 win. The fact that he got his stupid ass sent off probably didn’t help either. Even more violence in the form of “friendly fire”:

MAYBE THAT’S HOW PEOPLE GREET EACH OTHER IN AFRICA??? Well, there’s going to be a whole lot of head-butting soon because they’re going home.

Meanwhile, increasingly underwhelming Brazil played out a 0-0 draw with Mexico thanks to this guy:

Aside from totally outshining Neymar, he even out-haired him. Muy Bien! Status quo maintained in Group A, unlike…


GROUP B

The Dutch absolutely slaughtered Spain, 5-1, in the highly-anticipated rematch of 2010’s final. Robin Van Persie’s soaring header was no doubt the meme of the week, but that really was a hell of a goal! #Persieing


Meanwhile, Chile beat the Aussies, 3-1, to leave La Furia Roja dead last, who would have thought huh? Who will all the bandwagon fans cheer if they go out!?

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DAY 2!

THEY’RE OUT!!! SPAIN IS OUT!!!

This miss:

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