Nine things we loved on day nine: Xhaka, Neymar, Shaqiri, Hazard & more

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Arsenal and Chelsea stars, plus a potential future Liverpool man, all caught our eye on day nine of the World Cup.

There was plenty of drama on day nine as Brazil, Nigeria and Switzerland all secured tense victories.

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


Fair play, mate.

Granit Xhaka

A brilliant goal, followed by a poignant celebration.

Xherdan Shaqiri

As we keep telling you, focus on what he does do, not what he doesn’t.

Eden Hazard

This is ace from Hazard and Nike.

😉 @nikefootball Believe. #justdoit

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An actual minute’s silence to mourn the national team. They’re really not taking the defeat to Croatia well.

Shirt swapping

No, not the players, but between fans of different countries. Wonderful.

Alfred Fingobasson

He’s done a bit of banter there, hasn’t he? A nice little bit of banter, right there.

Phil Taylor

Either you dad or uncle kn*bhead who has definitely done this.

Positive thinking

Need someone to miss a penalty? Nigeria fans know exactly what to do.

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