13 things we loved on day four: Mexico, Alisson, Van Der Vaart & more
Former Manchester United and Tottenham men made some interesting comments on day four of the 2018 World Cup, while Mexico became the latest team to steal our hearts and Liverpool target Alisson entertained everyone by popping a massive balloon.
The Mexicans stunned the world by handing reigning champions Germany their first defeat in a World Cup opening match since 1982, winger Hirving Lozano netting the only goal of the game against a disjointed German side.
Meanwhile, Denmark fans celebrated, both Mexico and Panama managers had their say, and one particular Brazil fan won the World Cup of outfits.
For their match against Peru on Saturday evening, Denmark opened up their national stadium for supporters to watch the game on a huge screen. This is the moment they scored their winner.
Rafael Van Der Vaart
“One day after training, Cristiano took 20 balls and started practising free kicks, but none went in,” he said.
“I took one and it went in and I told him, ‘This is the way you should do it.’ Come game day, we won a free kick and Cristiano banged it top corner and told me, ‘This is the way I do it.'”
— Rafael van der Vaart (@rafvdvaart) June 15, 2018
We were very ready for this to go in. We love him.
Fair play to Iceland defender Kari Arnason for starting #sexyrurik. It seems a lot of people agree.
Imagine being sooooo good looking that your Instagram followers go from from 30,000 to 207,000 by playing 30 minutes at the World Cup. Take a bow, Rúrik Gíslason #fyririsland pic.twitter.com/Xr9uLRkoCk
— Sons of Ice and Fire (@sons_icefire) June 17, 2018
Are you OK, mate?
What a save.
OK, nothing to do with this World Cup, but this is weird and bloody brilliant.
Strange but true. To enter the 1954 World Cup you had to fill in this form, and then borrow a set of crayons to colour in your national team shirt. pic.twitter.com/LyvvMM8UOe
— Andy Mitchell (@AndyMitchMedia) June 17, 2018
If Liverpool are signing the goalkeeper for his balloon-popping skills, they’re a few years too late…
We can’t stop watching this version.
GIF of the day pic.twitter.com/eFm4aQg26E
— SH (@Sennesation) June 17, 2018
Juan Carlos Osorio
This is a great line.
Good line from #MEX coach Osorio in post-match press conference: "I told them to play for the love of winning and not the fear of losing."
— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) June 17, 2018
Meanwhile, Panama’s manager was saying this…
Panamá's coach: "If we make it past the group stage, I'll drink two bottles of vodka by myself" https://t.co/u2ZZkvrBQu
— Matt Stubbs (@PigeonkickerUK) June 17, 2018
Their front cover today is ace. It’s definitely coming home.
"Time to live your childhood dreams"
— Times Sport (@TimesSport) June 17, 2018
But ultimately, everything on Sunday was overshadowed by this Brazil fan, dressed as a Panini sticker. Brilliant.
Here's a Brazil supporter dressed up a Panini sticker. Brillant. pic.twitter.com/qC6NpYVZF3
— Martin Flynn (@addictedaddick) June 17, 2018