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Power ranking the 17 best moments of the 2014 World Cup

Featuring Christ the Redeemer, Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez and more.

Updated at 18.08

17. 19-year-old Julian Green scoring with his first touch against Belgium

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16. Pirlo giving one last great Italy performance against England

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15. Lionel Messi’s last-minute goal against Iran

Source: Hector Javier Gonzalez/YouTube

14. Robin van Persie’s header against Spain

13. Alejandro Sabella’s falling reaction against Belgium

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12. Keylor Navas’ consistently brilliant goalkeeping

Source: Cam Rec Youtu/YouTube

11. Luis Suarez once again treading the fine line between genius and madness

Source: Dunya Gundemi v e Azerbaycan/YouTube

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10. The drama of Neymar’s departure

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9. The fall of the Spanish empire and its poignant epilogue against Australia

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8. Serey Die demonstrating his passion for the Ivory Coast cause

Source: Favela Cornelius/YouTube

7. Javier Mascherano’s goal-saving tackle on Arjen Robben

Source: M Biálbero/YouTube

6. Tim Krul’s dramatic cameo

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5. Tim Cahill’s volley against Holland

4. Brazil singing their anthem a capella

Source: Luis Vargas/YouTube

3. The shot of Christ the Redeemer during the World Cup final

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2. James Rodriguez’s goal against Uruguay

Source: Paul Holden/YouTube

1. Those few minutes of goals galore in the Germany-Brazil game

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