11 things we loved on day 12: Quaresma, Amrabat, El-Hadary & more

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On a dramatic day 12 at the World Cup, a former Chelsea loanee and a Watford winger both captured the imagination.

Uruguay secured top spot in Group A with a 3-0 win over Russia, while Group B went right down to the wire, with Spain and Portugal both made to sweat over qualification.

We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.

Ricardo Quaresma

This actually made us make a bit of a weird noise.

Ricardo Quaresma, again

There’s nothing quite like revenge.

Nordin Amrabat

This shot also made us make a bit of a weird noise.

Nordin Amrabat, again

What d’ya think of VAR, Nordin?

Essam El-Hadary

Forty-five years old. The oldest player to appear at a World Cup. Still got it.

Alireza Beiranvand

The World Cup is ace.


We’re not sure this American football style tactic at the wall worked out too well.


Just watch out for the t-shirt.


The Austrian brewery really have saved the day.

Orlando Menoni

We dread to think what age we’re going to have to live to before we see England win the World Cup.

Actually, this age It’s coming home.

Mark Lawrenson

Lawro has been winding up a few people at this World Cup, but we’ll always love him.

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