13 things we loved on day four: Mexico, Alisson, Van Der Vaart & more

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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.

Denmark fans

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.'”

Sergej Milinković-Savić

We were very ready for this to go in. We love him.

Rurik Gislason

Fair play to Iceland defender Kari Arnason for starting #sexyrurik. It seems a lot of people agree.

Bastian Schweinsteiger 

Are you OK, mate?

Guillermo Ochoa

What a save.


OK, nothing to do with this World Cup, but this is weird and bloody brilliant.


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.

Juan Carlos Osorio

This is a great line.

Bolillo Gomez

Meanwhile, Panama’s manager was saying this…

The Times

Their front cover today is ace. It’s definitely coming home.


But ultimately, everything on Sunday was overshadowed by this Brazil fan, dressed as a Panini sticker. Brilliant.

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