12 can't-miss World Cup GIFs

Robin van Persie of the Netherlands heads to score against Spain during their 2014 World Cup Group...

Robin van Persie of the Netherlands heads to score against Spain during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 13, 2014. (REUTERS/Michael Dalder)

John Matisz, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:20 PM ET

With the third-place game set for Saturday and the final going Sunday, the World Cup is virtually over.

This year's edition of the world championship has been a treat. It's been filled with must-see action.

For instance, remember when Robin van Persie of the Netherlands laid out beautifully to finish an improbable header?

How about Mexico's flamboyant coach, Miguel Herrera, and his exuberant celebrations that includes the tickling of his own players?

Pretty strikes, god-awful flops, wild celebrations, colourful fans -- Brazil 2014 has had it all from a viral perspective.

Thanks to the power of the Internet, the tournament has produced some phenomenal quick hits, especially in GIF form.

Here's the top World Cup GIFs -- sequences we can't stop watching on loop -- presented in no particular order:

ROBBEN FLOPS ... IN REVERSE (NED-ARG semifinal)

The Robben flop...IN REVERSE.

GHANA PLAYERS BUST A POST-GOAL MOVE (GER-GHA group play)

DE VRIJ DEKES OPPONENT OUT OF BOUNDS (NED-ARG semifinal)

GIF: Gonna hit the brakes, he'll fly right past us

CHILEAN 'JOKER' GIVES DOUBLE BIRD (BRA-CHI Round of 16)

And the original GIF in slow motion

AILING NEYMAR SCREAMS IN PAIN (BRA-COL quarterfinal)

IVORIAN FAN TURNS INTO STONE (CIV-JPN group play)

world cup animated GIF

COACH HERRERA TICKLES, JUMPS FOR JOY (CRO-MEX group play)

Top 2 in 1

SUAREZ CHOMPS ON CHIELLINI (URU-ITA group play)

GIF: ESPN showing more angles and close ups of what appear to be damning evidence that Suarez bit Chiellini

YOUNG BRAZILIAN REACTS TO BLOWOUT (BRA-GER semifinal)

VAN PERSIE FLIES THROUGH BOX (ESP-NED group play)

BENZEMA'S CHIP NAILS THE POST (FRA-HON group play)

ASSOU-EKOTTO HEADBUTTS TEAMMATE (CMR-CRO group play)

*GIFs via GIFgoldmine.com, @cjzero, Guyism, @_MarcusD_, Fansided.com.


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