Source: The Games [OOC]If the opening ceremonies reminded me of the Hunger Games, we're now shining lights in the sky. We've said good-bye to a lot of teams and players we've grown to love in this World Cup:
Luis "I will chomp you" Suarez.
Our boys in the red, white, blue.
Shakira's boyfriend. (Remember when Spain was in the World Cup?)
And today... the mighty Ticos.
Like Cool Runnings without the bobsleighs. Costa Rica Pride #ConcacafPower
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) July 5, 2014
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One awesome benefit of the Internet is that the stars live on in the memes, gifs, vines, and probably several other media options I know nothing about. Here are some of my favorite odes to the fallen tributes:
Tim Howard - U.S. Goalkeeper
His record 16 saves during the Belgium game... all at the same time.
Source: YahooSportsLuis Suarez - Uruguayan Biter
A fun jab at the crazy biting incident and FIFA's Line Technology.
Source: SportigeGuillermo Ochoa - Mexican Goalkeeper
He was awesome against Brazil.
Source: FutbolRedRonaldo Cristiano - Portugal Striker
When he scored against Ghana, it assured the U.S. a spot in the knockout round. (I don't know... don't ask.) Weirdly, he became the U.S. MVP.
Brazil, Germany, Argentina, and the Netherlands are left standing. Who are you cheering for? Got any favorite memes? Share in the comments!