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Which was your favourite goal from the World Cup group stages?

There have been some unbelievable finishes in Russia over the past two weeks.

TOPSHOT-FBL-WC-2018-MATCH3-POR-ESP Spanish defender Nacho fires home a half-volley from the edge of the box in their opener against Portugal. Source: AFP/Getty Images

WITH THE GROUP stages now finished, we reached the first rest day of the 2018 World Cup ahead of the last 16 ties, which begin tomorrow.

To help you deal with the cold turkey, we’ve gone back through the games and picked out 12 of the best goals from the tournament so far.


Denis Cheryshev (v Saudi Arabia)

Source: Arut 1025/YouTube

Nacho (v Portugal)

Source: FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 LIVE/YouTube

Cristiano Ronaldo (v Spain)

Source: Rebin Ramos/YouTube

Philippe Coutinho (v Switzerland)

Source: Vitor ProComps/YouTube

Dries Mertens (v Panama)

Source: Vanayogi Football News/YouTube

Luka Modric (v Argentina)

Source: PekaGaming/YouTube

Jesse Lingard (v Panama)

Source: Pelle Paltnacke/YouTube

Toni Kroos (v Sweden)

Source: Anjan Provat/YouTube

Lionel Messi (v Nigeria)

Ricardo Quaresma (v Iran)

Source: Oswaldo Oregon Monroy/YouTube

Ahmed Musa (v Iceland)

Adnan Januzaj (v England)

Okay, it’s time to pick your favourite…

Poll Results:

Lionel Messi (v Nigeria) (801)
Nacho (v Portugal) (481)
Ronaldo (v Spain) (446)
Ricardo Quaresma (v Iran) (372)
Toni Kroos (v Sweden) (245)
Ahmed Musa (v Iceland) (217)
Adnan Januzaj (v England) (141)
Luka Modric (v Argentina) (136)
Phlippe Coutinho (v Switzerland) (120)
Dries Mertens (v Panama) (120)
Jesse Lingard (v Panama) (92)
Denis Cheryshev (v Saudi Arabia) (41)
Other (40)

If your choice isn’t in the list above, tell us in the comments section 

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