“Football’s a funny old game.”
It was the catchphrase of former Spurs and England striker Jimmy Greaves, during his years as a pundit on British television.
Well, if the quality of some of the memes produced around this year’s World Cup is anything to by, Greavsie’s sides must have been shaking regularly throughout Brazil 2014.
Here are some of the funniest memes inspired throughout the tournament.
USA ‘keeper Tim Howard’s hands were so good he could save anything … even Bambi’s mum.
Howard inspired some outstanding memes, such were his performances between the posts.
The Dutchmen flew for wildly differing reasons…
… with Arjen Robben’s flopping responsible for some terrific Photoshop.
When all else fails, just be the ball.
Brazil’s David Luiz certainly enjoys going on a run.
Excitable Argentine ref Nestor Pitana’s expressions were so good they just had to play a starring role.
It would be remiss of us not to take a piece of Luis Suarez.
Colombia’s James Rodriguez won friends everywhere.
But Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t quite as popular.
England always cops plenty…
And this time Brazil also came under some serious fire, for their 7-1 mauling from Germany.
And 2014 will forever be remembered for giving birth to… ‘Cahilling’.